Jacksonville won the battle, but lost the war, in its most recent District 16-4A affair.
The visiting Indians out hit the No. 7-ranked Wildcats of Whitehouse, 9-6, but the Wildcats came on top on the scoreboard, winning, 7-3.
The Wildcats evened their conference record at 1-1, while Jacksonville dipped to 0-2.
The Indians are slated to entertain John Tyler at 7 p.m.tonight at Summers Norman Field.
Whitehouse jumped out to an early 3-0 advantage before the Tribe plated two runs in the top of the fourth inning to close the gap.
Chris Holcomb accounted for a RBI-triple and Guadalupe Muniz singled home another Indian base runner.
The Wildcats came right back and tacked on four runs in the fifth, which proved to be too much for the Indians to overcome.
Jacksonville's final run came in the seventh when a base hit by Mason Smith was enough to bring in the third run of the night for the Indians.
Jacob Tucker worked 4.1 innings on the hill for the Indians and was the losing pitcher of record.
He gave up seven runs, walked four and struck out two.
Brayden Rawlinson worked the final 1.2 frames and turned in a spotless worksheet.
Ryan Cheatham got credit for the victory for the Wildcats. Chetaum surrendered seven hits, fanned six and didn't walk a batter.