Lightning very rarely strikes twice in the same place.

Lightning very rarely strikes twice in the same place.

But in the world of softball, lightning can come in the form of a team with momentum, such as the Plainview Lady Indians.

Monday afternoon Plainview recorded its third straight district victory, this time at the hands of the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs, as the Lady Indians moved into sole possession of first place in district 4A-3 with a 5-3 victory at the Plainview softball complex.

Today will bring another crucial district contest for the Lady Bulldogs (10-4, 2-1) as they will meet the Lone Grove Lady Horns at 5 p.m. at Glenn Wendt Field.

Plainview (5-4, 3-0) meanwhile is off until Thursday when they will play at Wilson.

It didn’t take long Monday for the Lady Indians to strike first as they recorded a three-run first inning.

Tatum Brewster got Plainview on the board with an RBI single to left field which scored Lexi Hackney, before Dalia Daniels doubled the advantage with an RBI single, which scored Brewster.

Brooke Castillo finished off the inning with a hard ground ball that resulted in an error, allowing Leah Selensky to score.

The Lady Bulldogs though got a run back in the top of the second when Meredith Jones got an RBI single to left field, scoring Blakelynn Barber.

But the Lady Indians were two steps ahead in the bottom half of the second, when Brewster got a sacrifice fly RBI to make it 4-1, before a throwing error allowed Logan Lee to score, putting it at 5-1.

Sulphur attempted to rally in the sixth when Abby Beck got an RBI double to center field, before Harley Beesley pulled the Lady Bulldogs to within two at 5-3 with a sacrifice fly RBI. 

Freshman Riley Grant got the win on the mound for Plainview, throwing a complete game. She allowed three earned runs on five hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Blakelynn Barber took the loss for Sulphur in the circle, throwing six innings. She allowed two earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and zero walks.