LUFKIN — Gunner Baker spun a one-hit shutout as the top-ranked Carlisle Indians won 3-0 Thursday afternoon in Game 1 of their Class 1A Region III semifinal series at Morris Frank Park.

Game 2 is set for 4 p.m. Saturday Morris Frank Park. A third game, if necessary, will be played 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2.

Baker sat down 13 Tiger batters, surrendering a triple by Reshod Thomas to go along with two walks. Thomas' triple occurred in the seventh inning for West Sabine.

The Indians offense made the most of six hits and two Tiger errors.

"I was just trying to mix it up out there and keep them off balance," said the Hill Junior College signee. "The defense did a great job hustling and making the plays we needed and we took advantage of our hits; and they made a few mistakes that helped out too."

The Indians loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the first but came away empty. Carlisle broke through in the second when Caleb Colley led off with a single and scored on an RBI single from Ty Baker.

Carlisle tacked on some insurance in the fifth when Colton Heim and Ty Baker opened with back-to-back singles. Next, Shadow Sanders laid down a well-placed bunt, forcing the second error by West Sabine and scoring pinch-runner Dylan Sanders. Zach Brightwell then blasted a one RBI-double to the base of the right field wall.

Garrett Brown took the loss for West Sabine, finishing with strikeouts and also going the full seven innings.

Ty Baker was 2 for 2 in the ninth spot with one RBI and a run scored for the Indians. He and Brightwell (2 for 3) were the lone batters with two hits in the game.

The Indians now have allowed only 20 runs all season and raised their record to 25-1.

West Sabine drops to 23-9 on the year and will start their top pitcher on Saturday in Game 2.

Class 1A Region III Final

At Morris Frank Park, Lufkin

Carlisle 3, West Sabine 0

West Sabine 000 000 0 — 0 0 2

Carlisle 010 020 x — 3 6 0

Garrett Brown and Aaron Woods. Gunner Baker and Clay Allphin. WP – Baker. L - Brown. 2B – C: Zach Brightwell. 3B- WS: Reshod Williams. SB - C: Shannon Sanders 2, Brightwell, Caleb Colley 2, Dylan Sanders. CS- WS: Rickel Williams. C: T. Baker. LOB- C: 4. WS 2. DP - WS.

RECORDS — West Sabine 23-9; Carlisle 25-1.

NEXT UP — Game 2: Carlisle vs. West Sabine 4 p.m. Saturday at Morris Frank Park, Game Three: (if necessary), 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2.

 

Class 3A

Silsbee 4, Carthage 1

LUFKIN — A diving catch in right-center field ended Carthage's baseball season. The batted ball looked destined to plate a run as the Bulldogs trailed 4-1 in their final at-bat in the seventh, but the diving catch instead turned into a double play in a 4-1 loss Thursday in their one-game Class 3A Region II semifnal playoff.

Silsbee moves on while Carthage completes its season at 27-8.

Class 3A, Region III Semifinals

Silsbee 4, Carthage 1

Carthage 000 001 0 – 1 5 1

Silsbee 003 001 0 – 4 7 1

JayDon Day and Beaux Guilbeau. Tyler Powell and Colby LeBlanc.

W – Powell. L – Day. 2B -- Brody Colle, Jack Morris.

RECORDS — Carthage 27-8; Silsbee 28-7.

NEXT UP — Silsbee vs. TBA in Class 3A Region III Finals; Carthage season complete.

 

Class 1A

Douglass 5, Harleton 0

KILGORE — Kolten Rhoudes and Taylor Schroeder each finished with two hits, and Reed Westbrook threw a complete-game shutout in a 5-0 Douglass win over Harleton in the Class 1A Region III semifinals at Driller Park.

Grant Holland added a two-RBI hit for Douglass (18-3), which goes for the sweep in today's Game 2 at 5 p.m., while Westbrook walked one and struck out eight on 118 pitches (39 balls, 79 strikes).

Harleton stranded nine base runners and looks to rebound and force a game three later tonight. Both teams finished with eight hits.

Clay Hooten and Ty Howeth each had two hits for the Wildcats (23-5), and Taylor Henson retired 16 of the final 19 batters he faced after being unable to escape damage in the second inning.

 

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS

Baseball

Class 5A

Region II

Region Semifinals

Plano West (23-11-1)

vs. The Woodlands

(Best-of-three series)

at Georgetown East View

Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Game 2: noon Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Rockwall (31-7) vs. Klein Collins

(Best-of-three series)

at Mary Hardin-Baylor

Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Class 4A

Region II

Region Semifinals

Prosper (19-16)

vs. Whitehouse (27-8)

(Whitehouse leads series 1-0)

at Paul Richards Field, Waxahachie

Game 1: Whitehouse 10, Prosper 3

Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday

Game 3: 2 p.m. Saturday

 

Frisco Liberty (24-10-2) vs.

Mansfield Legacy (25-12-3)

(Liberty leads series 1-0)

at Dallas Baptist

Game 1:  Frisco Liberty 6, Mansfield Legacy 3

Game 2: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Game 3: if necessary, 1 p.m. Saturday

 

Class 3A

Region II

Region Semifinals

Melissa (27-8-1) vs. Spring Hill

(Melissa leads series 1-0)

Game 1: Melissa 7, Spring Hill 5

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunnyvale HS

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Princeton vs. Pleasant Grove

(Best-of-three series)

At Paris North Lamar

Game 1: 3 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Class 3A

Region III

Region Semifinals

Diboll vs. Huffman Hargrave

(Best-of-three series)

At New Caney High School

Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

One-Game Playoff: Silsbee 4, Carthage 1

 

Class 2A

Region II

Region Semifinals

Grandview vs. Hughes Springs

(Hughes Springs leads 1-0)

Game 1:  Hughes Springs 9, Grandview 2

Game 2: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sunnyvale High School

Game 3: if necessary, 4 p.m. Saturday, McKinney North High School

 

Gunter vs. Palmer

(Best-of-three series)

At Scotland Yard, Highland Park High School

Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Region III

Region Semifinals

Elkhart vs. Salado

(Best-of-three series)

At Franklin High School

Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Nacogdoches Central Heights

vs. Troy

(Best-of-three series)

At A&M Consolidated High School

Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Class 1A

Region II

Region Semifinals

Carlisle vs. West Sabine

(Best-of-three series)

at Morris Frank Park, Lufkin

Game 1: Carlisle 3, West Sabine 0

Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 7 p.m. Saturday

 

Harleton vs. Douglass

(Douglass leads series 1-0)

At Driller Park, Kilgore

Game 1:  Douglass 5, Harleton 0

Game 2: 5 p.m. Friday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

Softball

Class 5A

Region II

Region Finals

The Woodlands vs. Kingwood

(Best-of-three series)

At Tomball High School

Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

 

Class 4A

Region Finals

Mansfield Legacy (31-7-1)

vs. Lucas Lovejoy (32-8)

At Rockwall High School

Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday,

Game 2: 1 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Class 3A

Region II

Region Finals

Mineola (27-8) vs. Van (29-5-1)

(Best-of-three series)

at UT Tyler Ballpark

Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday

Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

Class 2A

Region III

Region Finals

One-Game Playoff: Crawford vs. Garrison, 7 p.m. Friday, Mumford

 

Class 1A

Region III

Region Finals

Beckville vs. Grapeland

(Beckville leads 1-0)

At Nacogdoches High School

Game 1:  Beckville 6, Grapeland 1

Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday

Game 3: if necessary, 30 minutes after Game 2

 

 

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