TYLER -- Jack Morris, Tyler Musgrove and Beaux Guilbeau all had three RBIs to lead Carthage past Kilgore, 12-1 in five innings, Thursday during the Rose City Classic at Mike Carter Field.

William Rittenberry allowed just a run on three hits in five innings to earn the win on the mound for Carthage (2-0). He struck out five and walked one.

Morris singled home a pair of runs in Carthage's five-run second inning and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth.

Carthage coach Jim Goldman (right) talks with Jack Morris during their 12-1 win over Kilgore on Thursday in Tyler. (© Christopher R. Vinn/www.etsn.fm)

Musgrove came through with a two-run single in the first and doubled home another in the second. A three-run double by Guilbeau, who also tripled and scored a run, in the fifth put the 10-run mercy rule into effect.

Kilgore pitching struggled all game long with control. Starting pitcher Q. Brewster walked five, hit two batters and was charged with three wild pitches in his 3 1/3 innings of work. In all, Carthage drew seven walks and four hit batsmen.

Following's Musgrove's two-run single in the first, Carthage built a 7-1 lead with five runs in the second. Morris' two-RBI single and Musgrove's run-scoring double highlighted the big inning, which also featured an RBI single by Kolby Blissett.

Guilbeau scored on a wild pitch after his triple in the fourth, setting the stage for Carthage's game-sealing four-run fifth.

Carthage continues play at the Rose City Classic at 2:30 p.m. Friday against Forney.


Rose City Classic
At Mike Carter Field, Tyler

Carthage 12, Kilgore 1 (5 innings)

Kilgore             010   00   --   1   3   1
Carthage         250   14   --  12   7  1
Q. Brewster, Ryan Reinert (4), Seth Whisenhunt (5) and Jake Brantley; William Rittenberry and Beaux Guilbeau. W -- Rittenberry. L -- Brewster. 2B -- C: Tyler Musgrove, Guilbeau. 3B -- C: Guilbeau.

Carthage's Ryan Watkins is hit by a pitch against Kilgore during their game at the Rose City Classic in Tyler on Thursday. (© Christopher R. Vinn/www.etsn.fm)