By Tyler Tyre
Slaton fell to Littlefield in baseball Monday night 15-1, in a game that was originally to be played Saturday but was postponed due to rain over the weekend.
The Tigers came out with a strong first inning, striking first and taking a 1-0 lead, and Eli Perez held the Wildcats scoreless the first two innings of the game, helping to keep Slaton’s lead at 1-0 after two innings.
Things took a turn in Littlefield’s favor in the third inning.
The Wildcats scored three runs in the third, and held the Tigers scoreless in the bottom half of the inning. Both teams were held scoreless in the fourth, but Littlefield struck again in the fifth inning.
The Wildcats two more runs while again keeping Slaton without a run in the inning to make the score 5-1.
Littlefield pulled away even further in the sixth, scoring four more runs to bring the lead to 9-1, and stretched their lead out even further in the seventh to take home the victory.
Slaton struggled on throughout the night, on offense the Tigers only recording six hits in the game, and gave up 17 hits to the Wildcats.
With the loss, Slaton’s District record dropped to 2-6 and put the team in a tie for sixth place in District with Littlefield. The Tigers will next play Saturday in Shallowater.