safe 560Chepstow Diamond Alumni player Sasha Banks barely slid past Port Elgin Devils’ first baseman Tanya Redmond during their game at the sixth annual Port Elgin Ladies Fastball Tournament June 2. Hub photo

The sixth annual Port Elgin Ladies Fastball Tournament took over Lakeview and Cameron Park ball diamonds and showcased competitive women’s fastball June 2 to 4. The defending champions, London Lightning, held onto their title for another year, defending the Chepstow Diamonds Alumni team by a score of 10-9 in extra innings.

Milverton edged out the Owen Sound Selects for Bronze while the host team, the Port Elgin Devils, secured a fifth place finish with a 1-1-2 record over the weekend.

Port Elgin faced the Chepstow Diamonds Alumni on Friday night losing 8-4. They then took on Milverton on Saturday morning, losing 14-5 with Saturday evening seeing the Port Elgin Devils versus the Palmerston Marlins, which ended in a tie (after a three run seventh inning for the home team). Port Elgin’s win came Sunday morning when they faced off against the Keady Snatchers with a final score of 6-2.

The seventh annual tournament is set to take place June 1 through 3, 2018.

Port Team 560Players from the Port Elgin Devils fastball team, from top left, Kaitlyn Shular, Marla Barfoot, Lindsey McLaughlin, Jami Smith, Lynn Pope, Jenna Bell. Bottom, from left, Lisa Holmes, Tanya Redmond, Jamie Mitchell, Laura Kranenburg, Melanie Harris. Photo submitted

sasha 560Chepstow player makes contact with the ball. Hub photo

tout 560Pitcher Heather Tout with another strike. Hub photo

kaitlyn 560Port Elgin Devils’ Kaitlyn Shular at bat. Hub photo

fly ball 560Port Elgin Devils’ outfielder with a fly-ball during their game against Chepstow June 2. Hub photo 

An earlier version of this story credited "Hub Staff" as the author as well as named the Chepstow batter Sasha Banks. The article has since been corrected.