ELKHART — The LaPorte Lazers and the Indiana Venom of Griffith won the National Softball Association Indiana North State 18U and 16U girls fast-pitch tournament titles Sunday, June 21, at Elkhart’s Riverview Park.

Each team scored 10 runs in its decisive game, with the Lazers beating the Thunder Bolts of Kendallville 10-2 in the 18U finale, and the Venom downing North Manchester 10-5 for the 16U championship.

The double-elimination tourneys were contested over three days at three Elkhart venues with 34 teams from around mostly northern Indiana competing.

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