Aleshia Ocasio On Athletes Limitless Softball: ‘I Really feel An Obligation To Play & Use My Voice To Battle Social Injustice’


(CBS Native Sports activities)– Aleshia Ocasio is without doubt one of the greatest softball gamers on this planet and she or he’s had the chance to indicate the nation how nice she is within the new skilled softball league known as Athletes Limitless Softball. The ultimate two video games of the inaugural season are on CBS Sports activities Community on Monday and Ocasio presently sits in 11th place with 1496 factors.

The league modified the sport of softball by creating an alternate fantasy-style factors system the place athletes decide up factors for main on the finish of every inning, particular person stats and wins. Athletes Limitless Softball options many huge names like U.S. Olympian Cat Osterman, former Oklahoma State star Samantha Present and 2018 NCAA champion Jessie Warren. Ocasio was one of many captains for the final weekend of video games and she or he is extremely grateful for the chance on a private {and professional} degree.

ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 29: Jessica Warren #30 and Aleshia Ocasio #eight of Crew Warren bump elbows after scoring within the fifth inning towards Crew Fagan at Parkway Financial institution Sports activities Advanced on August 29, 2020 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Picture by Quinn Harris/Getty Pictures)

“Attending to know these athletes that I’ve performed towards and performed with has been an unbelievable expertise,” stated Ocasio, in an interview with CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith. “To get to know these individuals outdoors of the sector and to have the ability to join with them. We’re in a defend and we’ve got no alternative however to get to know one another. It’s been wonderful and the competitiveness on the sector has been second to none. It’s been an ideal expertise total.”

The previous College of Florida star is without doubt one of the few gamers within the league that has pitched and hit for her groups. Whereas Ocasio has excelled on the sector, she’s additionally used this chance to talk out on issues of racial and social injustice. In truth, she acquired some love on Twitter just lately from NBA celebrity LeBron James for her work along with his Extra Than A Vote initiative.

“Amidst all this craziness with COVID and racial injustice, I really feel obligated to play and to make use of my voice. That is a lot better than our sport. I really feel an obligation to play, be seen, be seen and to make use of my voice to struggle social injustice and to be seen to youthful generations of ladies who appear to be me. I informed the bigger group the opposite day that we’re people, however we’re a unit on the similar time. Though we will’t attain the entire whole world, we will change the world round us. To have the best athlete on this planet tweet again at me is wonderful. I’m partnered along with his coalition Extra Than A Vote. He stands with us and he’s doing his half to create these initiatives.”

Watch Athletes Limitless Softball on Monday at four p.m. EST & eight p.m. EST on CBS Sports activities Community.


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