The Newport Beach Riptide, an 18-and-under fastpitch softball travel
team, has earned a berth into the Amateur Softball Association
national tournament, which will be in Clovis, Calif., Aug. 2-8.
Riptide has gone 77-23-5 this season and is believed to be the
first team from the Newport Beach area to reach the ASA national
tournament at the 18-and-under age level.
The Newport team includes Newport Harbor High's Julianne Bass and