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The Northgate Little League Diamondbacks fell short against the Cardinals 10-5 despite some clutch individual play in Triple-A action.
Myreza Harper continued her four-game hitting streak for the Diamondbacks. Dylan Lee ended the first inning with an unassisted out at first, making it all possible with a diving snag.
In the fourth, relief pitcher Hunter Carmen kept the D’backs within range with two huge outs, including a strikeout, that prevented the Cardinals from doing further damage.
Later, sixth-inning reliever Anthony Avelar made a leaping grab off the mound to end the inning.
Also on Saturday, the Triple-A Indians defeated the Giants, 16-6.
John Perazzo pitched four scoreless innings for the Indians and teammate Malachi Hawkins had an RBI triple.