The Pleasant Grove Hawks have their playoffs hopes on the line after falling to Kilgore, 10-1, in their regional quarterfinal series opener.
The Hawks were able to take an early lead off of a Keaton Russo solo home run, but that was their only run of the game.
The 6th inning proved to be devasting to the Hawks. Kilgore, who was leading 4-1, scored six runs in the inning to extend their lead to nine.
Pleasant Grove will look to fight off elimination Friday. First pitch in the second game of the series is set for 6:30 at Woods Field in Marshall.
If the Hawks win, they will play the deciding game three 30 minutes after game two.