POTEAU—With the wind blowing out, it was not a good day to be a pitcher when Poteau hosted Northside Tuesday afternoon in the Pirates’ home opener.
In its season opener, Northside pounded 13 hits and run-ruled the Pirates, 17-5, after five innings.
Poteau could only muster three hits against the Northside defense with the big blow a two-run homer to left by senior Blake Roley in the first inning.
Landon Turner was the winning pitcher for Northside while Jake McMillin took the loss for the Pirates.
Weather permitting, Poteau is scheduled to host Heavener Thursday at home. The Pirates also are scheduled to play in a three-way Saturday against Broken Bow and Checotah.