NORTH PLATTE — Kearney Catholic advanced to the championship game of the North Platte Invitational softball tournament on Saturday, but ran into a buzzsaw with North Platte, losing 14-0.
The Bulldogs (18-6), ranked No. 8 in Class A, have mercy-ruled their last seven opponents.
Kearney Catholic (19-4) reached the finals by beating Gering 4-1 and Lexington 9-4.
Carleigh Eurek, Liv Nore and Alexis Keim had two hits each for the Stars in their win over Gering (18-6).
Bralen Biddlecome was the winning pitcher, striking out five and scattering six hits while throwing a seven-inning complete game.
In the win over Lexington, Nore went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. Krista Lee, Kami Kaskie and Alexis Keim had two hits each.
Biddlecome again went the distance, striking out seven.