PORT Lincoln has proven itself to be the dominant softball association on the Eyre Peninsula, winning juniors and seniors at the Eastern Eyre Softball Association carnival at the weekend.
Cowell turned on perfect conditions for the event on Sunday, October 20.
The day started with the youngsters from Eastern Eyre taking on some very talented under 16 players from Port Lincoln.
An opportunity to play against other young players is something the Eastern Eyre softballers do not get to do as they normally play in the senior competition.
The scorecard definitely did not reflect the standard of play.
The Port Lincoln team, coached by Ella Blewit and Alana Jantke, won the game and Claira Weiss (Eastern Eyre) and Lily Muller (Port Lincoln) were awarded best on ground for their respective teams by the umpires.
The smell of freshly cooked fish and chips wafted across the growing crowd as the seniors started their games with Eastern Eyre taking on Whyalla.
This was a tightly contested game from the first pitch with both teams having safe hits into the field and backing it up with some tight fielding.
Eastern Eyre just got over the line with nine runs, with Whyalla close behind on six.
The second game saw Port Lincoln take on Whyalla.
Lincoln jumped onto the bases quickly while Whyalla were catching their breath from the previous game.
Some good hitting with the stick saw the Whyalla ladies put three runs on the board while Lincoln kept the score ticking over comfortably to win 15-3.
Lincoln were on a roll as they stepped into the final game of the day against Eastern Eyre.
Alana Jantke was throwing down some bullets to keep Eastern Eyre on their toes.
Eastern Eyre were patchy in the field allowing the Lincoln ladies to add to their tally.
There were some rather large hits from both teams making sure the outfield were kept on their toes.
Port Lincoln crossed the winners line after playing for an hour and a half, taking claim to the premiership medallions for juniors and seniors.
Port Lincoln defeated Eastern Eyre 22-10.
Alana Jantke was awarded an imaginary trophy for best on ground.
Congratulations to all players from each association who took part in the carnival.
Thank you to the officials, the Cowell Cricket Club for catering and everyone who helped with the day.
Softball was the winner.
Eastern Eyre softball matches are played on Tuesday evenings at Cleve.