Let the defense begin. The Lodi Extreme 16 and under softball team - the 2008 Babe Ruth World Series Champions - is heading back to the World Series again this year. And this time, it won't be the only squad representing Lodi.
Over the very hot weekend in Reno, Nev., the Lodi Extreme 16U and 12U teams won their respective regional tournaments to earn the trip. The 16U squad will play Aug. 8-15 in Concord, N.H. and 12U team will head to Wilson, N.C. Aug. 6-13.