Sophomore pitcher elevates team

By Catharine Hernson
April 24, 2003

Matthew Cavailer

Cabrini softball is holding on to a 22-4 record, thanks in part to the tremendous pitching of the two young pitchers. Ange Templin, a sophomore, is doing her best to lead the team to victory and has an 11-2 record for herself. Amy Welch, a freshman, also has an 11-2 record for the Cavaliers.

Templin was named to the All-PAC team last year as a freshman pitcher and has continued her success through this season. The psychology major is very committed to the team after transferring to Cabrini from Division I Elon last spring. To date, Templin has recorded 90 innings for the Cavs and most recently threw five innings in an 8-0 win over Immaculata.

“I’ve known Ange [Templin] since she was 12 or younger and I’ve watched her grow up along the way,” Coach Karen Pelkey said. Templin is close with her family and spends much of her free time with friends. The Downingtown graduate is happy to be closer to home than Elon, in North Carolina and Pelkey’s presence as coach was a factor in her decision to come to Cabrini.

“I’ve been playing since I was six and I’ve never had as much fun as I do playing here,” Templin said. Her good attitude shines through to not only her teammates but to her coach and the managers as well.

“She’s a gem, very high-spirited, optimistic and confident,” team manager Jen Skursky said. Her pitching shows how much effort she puts into the game yet at the same time she very lighthearted on the bench. A strong love for the game and the fun of it makes Templin hard to beat.

A sense of humor while in uniform as well as being a team leader helps Templin to be a great role model. “Every kid in America should be like Ange, she can have fun and still be committed to winning,” Pelkey said.

Posted to the web by Matthew Cavalier

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