The Lions weren’t the typical house guest last week.

In their season opener at Putnam City, Moore High beat the Pirates 12-6 Friday, who also were showcasing their new stadium.

The game was close until the top of the seventh inning. Moore put the contest away with a five-run inning.

Kyle Francis shut down Putnam City in the bottom of the seventh to close the game out.

Jake Mitcheltree was the main culprit for the Lions as he went 3-for-4 from the plate and scored three runs. Korey Childers was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored. Brett Simer also was knocked in for three runs.

“Jake Mitcheltree, Billy Balak, Korey Childers and Tim Lawson have really hit the ball well in the middle of the line up,” said MHS coach David Hinckley. “Romus Cezar has also been on base.”

Zach Ingram (1-0) picked up the win.

MHS follows up its victory over PC with a trip to Stillwater. The outcome was not as good for the visiting team.

MHS fell 10-9, despite another scoring outburst in the final inning.

The Lions posted another five run inning in the seventh to take a 9-6 lead. But SHS responded by plating four unearned runs in the bottom of the inning to secure the win.

Kyle Wormington took the loss for MHS.

“We are not playing the defense I think we can play, and our pitching has been shaky but OK,” Hinckley said. “But we have hit the ball a whole lot better than I thought we would.”

Kyle Francis was 2-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored.

MHS will host the Oklahoma City Broncos Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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