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Eclipse softball team captures tourney title

July 16, 2001

ESCONDIDO — The Imperial Valley Eclipse 18-and-under softball team captured the championship of the American Softball Association's all-star tournament here Sunday.

After winning its first three games, the Eclipse advanced to the finals, where it faced the Inland Heat from Rialto. The Eclipse won the first game 7-1 with Leighan Sudduth picking up the win on the mound. The Eclipse knocked off the Heat 4-3 in the final game, with Lauren Huyler earning the pitching victory.

In earlier action the Eclipse beat El Monte 1-0 with Huyler picking up the win. Huyler pitched the Eclipse to a 10-2 win over Chino Hills while Sudduth earned the win in a 9-0 victory over Chino.

With the win the Eclipse qualified for the national tournament from July 30 through Aug. 5 in Federal Way, Wash.

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