There’s no better time to go on a winning streak than just before playoff time.

There’s no better time to go on a winning streak than just before playoff time.

In the case of the Lone Grove Lady Horns, they’ve been going down this road for quite a while.

Tuesday afternoon, it led them to the first of what they hope is multiple pieces of hardware this season.

LGHS used a strong performance at the plate from Taleigh Nail, along with another solid outing from Emmy Guthrie to shut down the Pauls Valley Lady Panthers 8-1 on the road. The victory officially clinched the outright district title from district 3-4A, and a home regional tournament at Glenn Wendt Field.

Perhaps the even more impressive stat is the Lady Horns clinched the district title with one game remaining in the district schedule, while improving to 20-2 overall on the season.

There was also the small matter of it being the Lady Horns 18th victory in a row.

Nail got her day started in the top of the first inning when she slapped a two-RBI single to left field.

Pauls Valley responded in the bottom half of the inning with a solo home run to cut the lead to 2-1.

After two consecutive scoreless innings, Nail struck again in the top of the fourth for Lone Grove.

A solo home run to left field put the Lady Horns back in a two-run lead at 3-1.

In the fifth it was Nail once again with the big RBI for LGHS, as her RBI groundout brought home Brooklyn Mason to make it 4-1.

Lone Grove broke out the offense to seal it in the seventh.

First, Maci McMurtrey sent an RBI double to center, scoring Jordan Johnson. Then, it was Sami Skelly sending an RBI line drive to right field to make it 6-1.

To finish the game off in style, Nail smashed her second home run of the day, this time a two-run shot to center field, putting the Lady Horns up 8-1, and sending them on their way to a home regional tournament.

Guthrie got the win in the circle for LGHS, throwing a complete game effort. She allowed just one earned run on two hits with 15 strikeouts.

Lone Grove will finish up district play today at Ada, before taking part in the Chickasha Tournament beginning on Friday with games against Durant and Carl Albert.