The Athletes Unlimited Softball Player Executive Committee announced that Team Italy captain Erika Piancastelli will serve as Orange team captain for week three play beginning with a nationally-televised ESPN 3 broadcast on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 5 pm (EDT). Catcher Erika Piancastelli is currently fifth on the Athletes Unlimited Softball Leaderboard and the highest ranked player on the Orange team with 870 points.
Originally scheduled to be led by pitcher Aleshia Ocasio, who was second on the leaderboard with 970 points before taking an indefinite leave of absence due to a family emergency, Team Ocasio now becomes Team Piancastelli. Without Aleshia Ocasio on the pitcher's mound, Orange team captain Erika Piancastelli made the first trade in Athletes Unlimited history when sending outfielder Emily Crane to Team Sanders in exchange for pitcher Karissa Hovinga.
Catch all the live action from the Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois by watching Team Piancastelli challenge Team Sanders in the Athletes Unlimited Softball League on ESPN 3 on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 5 pm (EDT). Team Piancastelli returns for a clash against Team Reed on ESPN 2 on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1 pm (EDT). Team Piancastelli concludes its three-game stint when battling Team Osterman on CBS Sports Network on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 8 pm (EDT). Forza #Italia!
by Roberto Angotti