The Tigers fell to Idalou last Tuesday by a score of 6-5 in a game where Slaton lead for a majority but could not hang on for a victory.
The Tigers jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first inning. Matt Vigil reached on an error to score Jet Smith to start off the inning and Laz Galindo scored after Josh Chavarin was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Matt Bernal scored off after a Jacob Guerra walk with the bases loaded.
Both teams were held scoreless in the second, but Slaton was able to extend their lead by one in the third. Nate Bentancourt lined a single to center field in the inning to score Guerra who had reached base on a walk earlier in the inning to make the game 4-1 in Slaton’s favor.
Neither team scored in the fourth inning, but the Tigers scored again in the fifth to make the game 5-1, with Chavarin scoring on a wild pitch in the inning.
Idalou was able to claw back a run in the sixth inning to bring the Wildcats within three and after Slaton did not score in the sixth the Wildcats offense exploded in the seventh, scoring four runs to give Idalou the lead. Slaton was unable to respond in the bottom half of the inning, losing in heartbreaking fashion.
The Tigers were able to get a much needed win last Friday against Roosevelt, beating the Eagles by a score of 7-4. With the split the Tigers are now alone in the sixth spot in district, with a 3-9 record in district overall. Slaton will host its senior night on Saturday at noon against Brownfield.