In the world of fast pitch softball, two years can feel like an eternity.

In the world of fast pitch softball, two years can feel like an eternity.

But, when it comes to the Plainview Lady Indians program, the last two years have seen a resurgence under head coach Kenna Self.

Monday afternoon, Self and her Lady Indians took another step in that process. 

Despite facing an early deficit, Plainview managed to win a wild 16-10 contest against the Ada Lady Cougars on the road.

The victory means that the Lady Indians are assured of one of the four regional tournament berths out of district 4A-3 with a current district record of 6-4 with two games remaining. The regional tournament berth is the first for the Lady Indians under coach Self and the first for the program since 2016. Pauls Valley has seven losses in district and will mathematically eliminated with a loss today vs. Sulphur. 

Brooklyn Storts got Plainview on the board with an RBI single in the top of the first, before Ada responded with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. 

However, the Lady Indians came right back with five runs of their own in the second.

Logan Lee, Taryn Martin and and Tatum Brewster all had RBI doubles in the inning, with Storts getting another RBI single. 

The Lady Cougars got one run in the second, before Plainview poured it on with four more runs in the top half of the third to make it 10-4.

Jenna Jennings, Martin and Lexi Hackney all registered RBI hits, as Plainview looked to be in total control of the contest. 

However in the blink of an eye, it was 10-9 after Ada scored five runs in the bottom of the third. 

A sacrifice fly RBI by Lee managed to keep Plainview in front at 11-9 in the top of the fourth, before Plainview added three more runs in the fifth.

Hackney scored after Brewster got on base following a dropped third strike, before Brooke Castillo and Lee each collected RBI hits. 

Ada got its final run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, before Riley Grant and Castillo sealed the victory with RBI’s in the top of the seventh. 

Martin finished the game going 2-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and RBI’s, with Lee going 3-for-5 at the plate with one run scored and three RBI’s. 

Storts and Brewster each had a pair of RBI’s in the game, along with Castillo.

Grant got the win on the mound, throwing a complete game. She allowed nine earned runs on nine hits with eight walks and 11 strikeouts. 

Plainview (13-12, 6-4) is back in action Thursday against Madill at the Plainview softball field.