On a night where the Lone Grove baseball team honored the eight members of its senior class, the Plainview Indians unfortunately made the night tough on the Longhorns’ elder statesmen, earning a 14-0 win at Lone Grove on Monday.


On a night where the Lone Grove baseball team honored the eight members of its senior class, the Plainview Indians unfortunately made the night tough on the Longhorns’ elder statesmen, earning a 14-0 win at Lone Grove on Monday.

Plainview (19-7) grabbed an early 3-0 lead in the second when it chased Lone Grove starter Justice Ruhnke in the second inning, only to pick up another two runs off reliever Dylan Neher in the third.

The Indians really broke loose in the sixth, when Plainview took advantage of five straight hits and Lone Grove miscues to put together a nine-run frame that essentially ended the game early.

On the mound, pitchers Gus Wells, Brooks Braunagel and Brian Griesman each threw two innings for the Indians, combining to allow just four hits in the shutout while striking out seven.

Between the 14 total hits, excellent defensive play and three strong pitching performances, Plainview coach Brent Hackney really didn’t feel he had much to complain about as his squad heads into district play Thursday against Marietta.

“I was very pleased,” Hackney said. “We scored a few early and the pitchers kept us right in it for the mid-game lull until the bats woke up again.”

Dalton Morales had a big game at the plate for Plainview, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs while scoring three times. Taber Jordan added a double and two RBIs, while Garrett Foster added another two hits.

Aaron Hamilton was 2-for-4 for Lone Grove in a losing effort, while Ruhnke took the loss on the mound.