It’s been a long season for the Alice Coyotes, and any chance they had of climbing out of the hole they are in is quickly vanishing.

Alice entered Thursday night with a 1-5 record in District 30-5A’s North Zone. They trailed first-place Tuloso-Midway and Gregory-Portland, Calallen and Ray, and they were ahead of only Miller.

That was before Thursday night’s game. Alice was handed another set back in a 6-3 loss to Gregory-Portland at the Coyote Baseball Complex.

The Wildcats beat the Coyotes with 10 hits and a decent performance by its pitching staff.

The Coyotes scored two in the first inning off RBI singles by Isaiah Aguilar and Esai Campos

Alice got another run in the second when Aaron Arellano led off the inning with a single. Courtesy runner R Carrillo later scored on a hit by R.J. Garcia and a Gregory-Portland outfield error.

The Wildcats answered Alice’s early push by scoring three in the top of the fourth and three in the fifth.

Aguilar started on the mound for the Coyotes. He gave up nine hits, three walks and six runs in five complete innings. He was relieved by Garcia in the sixth, Garcia allowed one hit and struck out three in two innings on the mound.

The Coyotes had only three hits.