The Amateur Softball Association's 18-and-under girls national fast-pitch tournament concluded Sunday at Cedar Lane Park with two California teams -- the Raiders of Santa Monica and the Batbusters of OrangeCounty -- battling for the championship.
The Raiders won their eighth title in 10 years by beating the Batbusters, 4-1, behind Cheryl Longeway's four-hit pitching.
About 3,000 people paid to see the five-day, double-elimination
tournament, which involved 70 teams from 24 states and was played at Cedar Lane and Centennial Park.
Heavy rain interrupted play Friday morning, forcing teams to play nearly 18 hours of continuous softball Saturday to keep the tournament on schedule.