A new era began on Monday afternoon for Plainview Lady Indians softball.

A new era began on Monday afternoon for Plainview Lady Indians softball.

With new head coach Kenna Self at the helm, the 2017 fast pitch season opened with a road trip against the Class 3A Marlow Lady Outlaws.

Unfortunately, the result wasn’t the desired outcome as the Lady Indians were defeated by a score of 12-7 on the day at Lady Outlaws Field.

Plainview managed to take an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Lady Outlaws stormed back with three runs of their own to lead 3-2 after one complete.

Marlow broke the game open in the second with seven more runs, before Plainview got one back in the third. 

The Lady Indians were able to get three more runs across the plate in the fourth, but the Lady Outlaws got two more of their own to stay in front.

“We made too many errors and gave up too many lead off walks today,” Self said. “Seven errors is seven too many to expect to win a ball game. My girls never quit though and could have easily been run-ruled out there.” 

“We’ve just got to eliminate other teams from having big innings. I’m so proud of these girls and people can expect big things from Plainview softball this season.”

Rylee Keith registered a solid day at the plate as she smashed two home runs in the contest, totaling three RBI in the contest.

Plainview will have a quick turn around as the Lady Indians will be back in action this afternoon at Davis as part of a triangular against the Healdton Lady Bulldogs.

The first game of the day is set for 4 p.m. from Davis High School.

Plainview will be in action this weekend at the Chisholm Trail Classic which will be held at Firelake Casino in Shawnee.