The Sliders lost their first game in a series against the Cavemen in Hannibal Thursday, 8-4.
Springfield was able to get the three runs early and held off the Cavemen until the 4th inning where Hannibal racked up two.
After six innings, the bullpen took over for the Sliders who gave up two more runs to the Cavemen in the seventh and four more in the 8th.
The Sliders tried a comeback in the 9th but were only able to squeeze out one more run, not enough to overcome Hannibal’s advantage.
Springfield and the Cavemen go at it again tonight.