Former Salpointe and current ASU outfielder Yannira Acuña was one of 14 athletes drafted on Monday by Athletes Unlimited. The teams rotate rosters weekly based on results. Former University of Arizona standouts Taylor McQuillin and Alyssa Denham and former Sabino and current Cienega head coach Kelsey Harshman are veterans players already in the player system.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA PRO SOFTBALL DRAFTEES
No. 2 – 2010: UTIL Molly Johnson, Sabino (Tennessee Diamonds)
No. 4 – 2014: RHP Estela Piñon, Sunnyside (Chicago Bandits)
No. 10 – 2023: OF Yannira Acuña, Salpointe (Athletes Unlimited)
Athletes Unlimited Softball begins on June 9 and the Softball Championship Season starts July 28, both are set to take place at the Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois.
Calling all Sun Devils 😈@yanniraacuna, outfielder from @ASUSoftball, is invited to Athletes Unlimited this summer.#AUSBDraft23 pic.twitter.com/MW3JB7chr2
— Athletes Unlimited (@AUProSports) May 8, 2023
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