The Alice Coyotes suffered a tough one-run loss Friday afternoon to Class 6A Edinburg at the Sharyland tournament in the Rio Grande Valley.

The loss is the second in a row for the Coyotes who began the season with four-straight wins. Alice was playing in the first round of the Sharyland tournament Thursday. The tournament ends Saturday.

Thursday afternoon’s contest was tied, 3-3, until the fifth inning when Edinburg opened it up with an RBI double off Alice starter freshman Jacob Guzman. That ended up being the difference in the game.

Guzman threw a complete five innings. He surrounded four earned runs off eight hits and three walks. He struck out seven batters.

Alice scored two in the top the first inning. R.J. Garcia drew a lead-off walk. Pete Beltran also reached on a walk. The two then scored on an RBI single by Mateo Saenz and a ground ball by Isai Campos.

The Coyotes went up by three with a bunt by Josh Trevino followed by a sacrifice fly by Garcia.

Saenz finished the game going 2-for-2 with an RBI. Garcia and Campos were also credited with RBIs. Alice totaled four hits.

The Coyotes ended Thursday with a loss Veterans Memorial. The game was scoreless until Veterans Memorial scored 10 runs in the bottom of the third innings.

The Eagles knocked out Coyote starter freshman Isai Campos. He finished by throwing two and a third innings. He gave up 10 earned runs on 11 hits.

Campos was relieved by A.J. Arellano and later Garcia.

Alice has games scheduled against Pioneer Friday before other bracket games.