POSTED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 7:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:46pm
Kilgore (KETK) — One is near Henderson.
The other is near Nacogdoches.
Carlisle and Douglass always seem to play each other in the state baseball playoffs.
Thursday night in Kilgore, they met for the fourth straight year.
Douglass shutout Carlisle, 7-0, in the first game of their best-of-three playoff series.
Game two will be Saturday at 2:00 in Lufkin.
Douglass, ranked #1 statewide, got three runs in the third inning without a hit.
Carlisle, the defending state champion, gave up five walks in that inning.
The winner of this series will play in the state tournament next week in Round Rock, north of Austin.