If there was any question whether the Plainview fastpitch softball team was ready to play Monday night, the Indians answered when the squad plated its first run of the game, mere minutes into the first inning.
Then came another. And another.
Before the first three outs of the home half of the first had been recorded, Plainview had pushed across 13 runs and cruised the rest of the short game to a 14-0 win over Madill.
Plainview head coach Alicia Foster was pleased with the effort her girls showed at the plate, both in results and approach to each at bat.
“We were a lot more patient at the plate than we have been,” Foster said. “The key for us is being disciplined and waiting for our pitch.”
Foster credited some of the turnaround to an extended batting practice session the team took the day before, in the wake of a 8-0 road loss to Sulphur.
“They seemed to be striking the ball a lot better,” Foster said. “I think the girls were a lot more ready to play today.”
From the circle, the team also got a strong performance from Tayte Sampson, who held Madill scoreless in three innings while striking out two.
Plainview’s biggest contributions at the plate came courtesy of Kaylee Roskam, who bashed a double and triple with a run batted in.
The Indians also had big days from Mykah Smith, Sampson and Makalyn Gerkin, who each drove in three runs.
Plainview (5-5) will take on Wilson at home today at 5 p.m.