Two cracks at a title. Two misses. The Lodi Extreme 12U softball team settled for Babe Ruth World Series runner-up for the second straight year after falling twice to Pitt County, N.C. on Wednesday.
Lodi had stormed through to the championship series in Alachua, Fla., undefeated and needed just one win to take home the crown. But the squad’s title hopes were dashed by losses of 6-5 and 6-0.