While the conditions might not have been ideal for opening day, the Plainview Indians baseball team certainly didn’t seem to mind Friday afternoon against Lone Grove.

While the conditions might not have been ideal for opening day, the Plainview Indians baseball team certainly didn’t seem to mind Friday afternoon against Lone Grove.

Two runs in the top of the seventh were enough to help seal a victory for Plainview, as the Indians won 7-5 at Lone Grove.

Plainview opened the game with three runs in the top of the first thanks to RBI singles from Chase Owen, Braden Landis and Clay Christensen. 

Kolton Ellis pulled one back for the Longhorns in the bottom of the second when he scored on an error to make it 3-1.

But Plainview regained its three run lead in the top of the fourth when Bryson Stricker recorded an RBI groundout to make it 4-1.

Lone Grove made a rally though in the bottom half of the inning with two runs thanks to a sacrifice RBI from Gavin Peery, followed by Casen Presgrove drawing a bases loaded walk to score Ellis to make it 4-3.

The Indians though continued to be one step ahead, as Plainview made it 5-3 in the sixth with an RBI single from Peyton Webber to right field. 

But Lone Grove responded to make it 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth when Blayde Wilkerson reached on an error allowing Tucker Nail to score. 

In the seventh though was when Plainview put the game away with RBI’s from Owen and Trevor Burton to make it 7-4.

Peery managed to get Lone Grove one more run in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough.

Britton Sperry got the win on the mound for Plainview, throwing 3 2/3 innings of work. He allowed two earned runs on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Nate Sudderth took the loss for Lone Grove pitching, throwing four innings of work. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.

Lone Grove is on the road at Marietta Monday, while Plainview is at Byng with both games starting at 4:30 p.m. respectively.