PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – With the Pennsylvania Rebellion just into the early portions of their inaugural season at Consol Energy Park, outfielder Angie Quiocho joined 93.7 The FAN’s Jeff Hathhorn.
The Rebellion opened the season with a series split against the defending champions, the USSSA Pride, but have since hit a bit of a skid and Quiocho talked about what they need to do to rediscover that early season success.
“I think just kind of relaxing and playing our game,” Quiocho said. “For the most part, we got really excited after coming off a high of a split with the pride, the defending national champs. I think we just need to trust our abilities and just kind of put it all out there for everybody to see.”
Quiocho also discussed what it’s like being a role model to the younger girls out there playing softball who aspire to someday play on the professional level.
“It’s the moments that you get when you see their faces light up,” Quiocho said. “You can have the worst day on the field and see those kids and they still brighten up your day and still want to see you play and they tell you you’re an inspiration. The fact that we get to do this and that this is our job is still pretty unreal to me still being my fifth year. I’m absolutely blown away with how much support we get and the girls that come up to us everyday on and off the field, it’s pretty phenomenal. I take my job seriously in the sense that I want them to grow up to know what it’s like to be in my shoes because I think that they deserve the opportunity as well.”
Listen to the audio link below to hear Quiocho talk about what it’s like playing in Western Pennsylvania, how she’s starting to love the East Coast more than the West Coast, where she’s from, and how their early season woes can be turned around.