Webb City rode an 11-run third inning to a 15-2 run-rule win over Carthage on Monday in prep baseball action at Carl Lewton Stadium.
The Cardinals improved to 8-5 overall and 2-0 in the Central Ozark Conference. The Tigers slipped to 8-3 and 0-1 in the COC.
The Cardinals plated four runs in the first inning before erupting for 11 in the game-changing third. Carthage pushed across a single tally in the first and third innings. The game ended after the fifth due to the run-rule.
Cole Gayman earned the pitching victory after limiting the Tigers to two runs on six hits in five innings while striking out three.
Webb City hosts Joplin at 4:30 today at Barnes Field. Carthage travels to Carl Junction this afternoon.