Players wind up for 2019/20

The Port Lincoln Districts Softball Association season kicks off on Saturday with a showdown between last year's grand finalists Squaws and Eagles on diamond one at Kirton Point oval.

Diamond two will see Roadrunners take on Shields.

The juniors under 16 game will start at 11am followed by B grade at 12.45pm and A grade at 2.45pm.

New players are welcome and canteen and bar facilities will be available throughout the day.

The association wishes all clubs the very best for the upcoming season.

Squaws Softball Club are relishing in the opportunity of having Jaclyn Hage return to A grade coaching along with Tom Hull.

Their knowledge of the game and extreme professionalism will rally the red and white brigade for some fierce competition on the turf and will be aiming to get back-to-back premierships.

Long-serving coach and Squaws' stalwart Kerry Simes will take on the B grade again this season.

Alana Jantke and Ella Blewit will be doing wonders with the juniors with good numbers including Tyra Jakoda Skinn and Gemma Fowler stepping across this season.

A grade will consist of some old faithfuls, with Jennie-Lee Te Wano And Karen Hardy returning for yet another season.

Alana Jantke will be throwing heat from the pitcher's plate with her side kick Ella Blewit directing play behind home plate.

Young guns Claire Norsworthy, Kimberley Simes, Shyane McDonald and Jacinta Packer will be back and new to the club Quinisha Skinn will be taking the field as well.

This will give Squaws great depth in their fielding choices, and, as they say, all bases will be covered.

This season for Eagles is looking strong. The club has a few new players such as Belinda Watson making a comeback to the game.

Hayley Wiseman is returning for another season on the pitching plate in the A grade with a new senior coach Brad Campain to help lead the seniors and focus on tight diamond work with the girls.

Some strong under 16s are also coming up through the grades making their way up into A grade.

The Roadrunners Softball Club is looking forward to another season with some new players to the club and players returning from having babies and returning back to Port Lincoln.

The junior team is looking great with Mick Regan and Amelia Rusden at the helm.

They are a younger team but have plenty of potential and talent to work with.

Elisa Heath steps back in as B grade coach and Mick Regan will be taking the reigns again as A grade coach.

Similar to last year, the senior squad will be working closely together with everyone helping out where they can in each grade.

The club has welcomed back Milly Morton, Tanya Habner and Kisha Cummings, who can all slot in to any position where needed.

Amelia Rusden will be back from injury after missing the last few games of last season and the A grade will be working hard to put themselves in a position to try for another premiership after missing the grand final last year.

Keep an eye on young player Kahsha Judge who will be playing some more senior softball this year.

Shields Tigers Cubs are starting with some brand new players to softball which is super exciting, under the guidance of coaches Jeremy Hartwich and Zoey Muller.

The B grade is looking stellar this season with the return of experienced players, mixing with the flair of some junior players. Coaching this season are Jodi Bellchambers and Tara Welsh.

A grade sees the inclusion of Luka Woods and Dannielle Miegel to an already strong side of Liza DeLaCruz, Mel Balek, Jodi Bellchambers, Zoey Muller, Holley Shepperd, Tara Welsh, Afton Bockleberg and Kaidy Morgan. Such a strong A grade side with so much versatility both in the field and with the bat, will make coach PJ's job an easier one.

Helping with coaching A grade is Tigers club legend Pauline Wilkinson.

Good luck to all teams this 2019/20 season