PLAINVIEW — In order for a team to be successful, it must first have a strong foundation to build off of.

PLAINVIEW — In order for a team to be successful, it must first have a strong foundation to build off of.

For the Plainview Lady Indians, two important pieces come in the form of Halee Womack and Rylee Keith.

With a new coach in place (Kenna Self) and a renewed spirit, both players aren’t willing to settle for anything less than a trip to the state tournament this season.

“Coach Self makes us work together as a team,” Womack said. “As we work together, we grow together. That’s in hitting the ball, fielding, everything we do. The fact that we are beginning to come together as a family type unit right now shows we have unity and strength.”

“It would be the ultimate blessing for me personally and these girls to be able to host regionals here this season,” Womack added. “To make it to our goal (state tournament) like that would be amazing for us.”

In Keith, the Lady Indians are welcoming back a player who had a solid 2016-17 season.

She finished with a .594 batting average to go with a .716 on base percentage and eight home runs as she earned All-Ardmoreite Offensive Player of the Year honors. 

“I expect us to make it to regionals and then move onto state and just see what happens,” Keith said. “This team isn’t going to give up easily. Our attitude sets us apart from everyone else right now. We’re working on our communication in practice everyday, and that’s going to be a strength for us as the season goes on.”

“It would mean the world getting to host regionals,” Keith added. “I’d probably burst out into tears if we were to win it on this field. That would be a great way to go out.”

For coach Self, she said she couldn’t be happier having two players like Womack and Keith helping mold the younger members of her squad in her inaugural season at the helm.

“Rylee and Halee bring a lot to the table in so many ways,” she said. “I know off the field, so many of our players look up to them. They are so coachable and are always all over the field on defense and bring a lot offensively as well. Both girls are very talented and I hope to make this season special for them and the rest of the girls on this team.”