It takes a lot of poise to step into a pressure situation as a freshman.

It takes a lot of poise to step into a pressure situation as a freshman.

However, Plainview’s Riley Grant is used to stepping up in big moments this season.

Monday afternoon was no different.

Grant threw seven shutout innings on the mound as Plainview snapped a three-game losing streak in district play to claim a 7-0 victory over Pauls Valley at the Plainview softball field.

More importantly, the victory temporarily moved the Lady Indians (12-10, 5-3) into third place in district 4A-3, as the Byng Lady Pirates were swept in a doubleheader against Sulphur Monday night 16-0 and 7-1. 

Lexi Hackney got the scoring started for Plainview in the bottom of the first with an RBI single to left, before Grant helped her own cause with an RBI single of her own to right. 

Logan Lee made it 3-0 in the bottom of the second when she scored on a steal of home, before Hackney struck again in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI triple to center.

Tatum Brewster then got in on the action with an RBI single off a line drive to center, scoring Hackney to make it 5-0.

Jenna Jennings would score on an error in the bottom of the sixth, while Hackney hit a fly ball which resulted in an error, allowing Taryn Martin to score. 

Grant allowed just two hits in the game, while totaling four walks and four strikeouts.

Plainview is back at home at 5 p.m. today against Dickson.