During the course of district play, actions can often speak louder than words.

During the course of district play, actions can often speak louder than words.

Plainview certainly sent a loud and clear message Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Indians marched into Glenn Wendt Field in Lone Grove, and managed to come away with a 7-2 victory, handing the Lady Horns their first district loss since September 2016, and only their second loss of the season.

Plainview’s win also snapped a 20-game home winning streak for Lone Grove.

More importantly, the Lady Indians (4-3) moved into a first-place tie with Sulphur at 2-0 in district 4A-3, while Lone Grove fell to 3-1 in district play, and 7-2 overall. 

The turning point of the game occurred in the fourth inning, when Plainview scored five runs.

Lexi Hackney put the Lady Indians on the board, when she scored on an error, before Tatum Brewster slapped an RBI single to left field, making it a 2-0 lead for Plainview.

Dalia Daniels then made it 3-0 with an RBI single to left, before Jenna Jennings made it 4-0 with a single.

Taryn Martin made it 5-0 when she hit a hard ground ball which resulted in an error, allowing Daniels to score.

However, the Lady Horns weren’t about to go away quietly.

Lone Grove responded with two runs in the bottom half of the fourth when Emily Burns got an RBI single to center, before Maci McMurtey registered an RBI groundout.

Leah Selensky had other ideas though in the top of the fifth when she gave Plainview an insurance run with an RBI single to left field.

Brooklyn Storts iced the game in the top of the sixth when she slapped an RBI single to left.

Riley Grant got the win on the mound for Plainview, throwing a complete game effort. She allowed 12 hits with two earned runs and two walks.

Emmy Guthrie took the loss for Lone Grove, allowing 10 hits with two walks and four strikeouts. 

Lone Grove is back in action at 5 p.m. today against Newcastle on the road, while Plainview is off until Monday when the Lady Indians will host Sulphur in a battle for first place in the district.