The Fairfield baseball team must now work out of a hole in its Region III-3A best-of-three area series with Hutto, after suffering a 5-0 loss in Game 1 Thursday.

The Eagles (15-8) committed six errors and only managed three hits off Hutto starter Elroy Urbina.

Jeremy McLeod (8-2) took the loss for Fairfield, striking out four batters along the way. McLeod also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, while Kris Ballew went 1-for-1.

The Hippos improve to 24-4 on the year as they take a 1-0 series lead.

Game 2 is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at Lorena, with an if-necessary Game 3 to follow 30 minutes afterward.

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