The Plainview Lady Indians defeated Turner 10-0 by run rule over four innings of slow-pitch softball on Tuesday.
Plainview took advantage of gusting winds to the outfield to take a 7-0 lead in the second inning and added two more in the third before ending the game with the 10th run in the fourth.
“It’s very nice when your girls come off of a crazy weekend with prom and everything and then play well on Tuesday,” Plainview coach Alicia Foster said.
“We didn’t get much practice in (Monday) because the field was so wet. I thought the girls came out and played really well.”
Foster said her team has been inconsistent at times, but have a few weeks to get things on track before district play begins.
“We’ve been hit and miss a little bit because the girls are trying to adjust to slow pitch and getting all the girls in from basketball,” Foster said. “Hopefully, we’ll start hitting our stride in a couple weeks heading into districts.”
The Lady Indians are typically strong in fast-pitch during the fall, but are in just the second year of slow pitch.
Once competition gets tougher in the coming weeks, Foster is confident her team will respond.
“Hopefully our girls will step up and play well, no matter who we’re playing,” Foster said. “If they show up, play together and work hard and everything there is no reason why we shouldn’t win districts.”
Foster works with a dedicated core of players year round, and is pleased to add to the roster for a full slow-pitch schedule.
“I have 10 girls that have been in offseason with me since fast pitch,” Foster said.
“So it’s really nice for them to go out and be competitive a little bit — playing something. Last year was our first year to play slow pitch, so we didn’t play districts. It was sort of like scrimmages. This year we have 18 girls out. They really wanted to pursue it, so we decided we would go ahead and compete for districts and everything.”