Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity lost the lead late in a 5-4 defeat to Kearney Catholic on Tuesday. The game was tied at four with Kearney Catholic batting in the top of the sixth when W Uelmen reached on a dropped third strike. Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity lost despite out-hitting Kearney Catholic six to four. In the top of the fifth inning, Kearney Catholic tied things up at four when L Marker doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. B Biddlecome earned the win for Kearney Catholic. The pitcher lasted six innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out 12 and walking one. Emma Joppa took the loss for Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity. The righty lasted six innings, allowing four hits and five runs while striking out four. Brynn Bailey went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Southern Valley/Alma Saints Varsity in hits. Marker led Kearney Catholic with two hits in two at bats.