The Hannibal Hoots lose their fourth consecutive game Tuesday, losing 5-1 to the Springfield Sliders at Clemens Field.

Four straight singles to lead off the game resulted in an early 2-0 lead for the Sliders.

Springfield added single runs in the third on a triple, an intentional walk and a ground out, in the fourth on a double, an error and a wild pitch and in the fifth on the 14th home run of the season for Sliders' DH Richard Miller.

Hannibal's only run came in the second on a lead-off single by right fielder Patrick Donohue, who stole second, went to third on an error and scored on a single by first baseman Alex Satunas.

The Hoots record falls to 20-30, while the Sliders improve to 27-22.

Hannibal and Springfield meet again Wednesday at Robin Roberts Field in Springfield.

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