They’re close to a Babe Ruth World Series title. Extremely close. The Lodi Extreme 12-and-under softball team has yet to lose a game at the national tournament in Alachua, Fla., and will play for the crown during Wednesday’s championship match.
Lodi’s impressive showing started with a dominant performance in pool play, where the squad lived up to its billing as the National 1 Division’s top seed — rattling off victories against East Louisville, Ky. (8-0), Stamford, Conn., (12-0), Washington, N.C. (4-2), and St. Charles, La. (12-1).