The USA Elite 12-and-under softball team, a squad made up of players from Lodi, Galt and Ione, went 6-0 over the weekend at the Independent Fastpitch Association West Region State Championship in Sacramento to win the championship crown. The tournament included teams from California, Nevada and Oregon.
After going 2-0 in pool play, USA Elite defeated the Manteca Tigers 7-1 in the first round of the double-elimination tournament. It then topped the Lady Blast 7-2 in the second round and bested Folsom Freedom 6-3 to reach the championship game. Elite then won the tournament by beating Fired Up 6-2.