While there might be a new coach in charge of the Plainview Indians this season, they don’t seem to be missing a beat eight games through the current campaign.

While there might be a new coach in charge of the Plainview Indians this season, they don’t seem to be missing a beat eight games through the current campaign.

Plainview improved to 7-1 Saturday afternoon, after claiming a 10-6 victory over the Sulphur Bulldogs, which gave them a district sweep in the series, following a 5-3 victory Friday night at Plainview.

The Indians also improved to 4-0 in district play, keeping them tied with Blanchard for the district lead atop the district 4A-3 standings.

Sulphur meanwhile fell to 2-6 on the season and 0-5 in district play. 

Game one 

Plainview 5
Sulphur 3

An early lead for the Indians was nearly squandered Friday night at home, but Plainview did just enough to claim the opening game against the Bulldogs. 

Jake Geurin gave Plainview the lead in the bottom of the first when he scored on a wild pitch. 

Plainview gave itself some cushion in the bottom of the third with three runs.

Braden Landis slapped a line drive to left field, which allowed Reece Somerville to score on the throw, making it 2-0. 

Landis would later score off an error, before Chase Owen scored following a bases loaded walk drawn by Payton Webber. 

Sulphur got on the board in the top of the fifth when Logan Smith brought home Reese Ratchford to make it 4-1, before Price Daube benefitted from an error on a fly ball to left, allowing two more runs to score to make it 4-3. 

Owen though gave Plainview some breathing room in the sixth when he scored Landis off an RBI double to left field. 

Layne Davis took the win on the mound for the Indians, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work. He allowed one earned run on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts. 

Daube took the loss for Sulphur, throwing 4 1/3 innings. He allowed three earned runs on five hits with seven walks and seven strikeouts. 

Game two
Plainview 10
Sulphur 6

The concluding game of the series was another tightly contested affair, with Plainview ultimately having to come from behind to earn the sweep at Sulphur. 

Plainview scored five runs in the first inning, before Sulphur responded with four of its own in the bottom half of the first.

The Bulldogs took the lead with two runs in the home half of the second, before Plainview stormed back with three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh for the sweep.

Bryson Stricker led the Indians with three RBI on the day while going 1-for-3 at the plate.

Payton Webber also went 1-for-3 at the plate Saturday, scoring two runs. 

Clay Christensen, Braden Landis, and Britton Sperry all finished with one RBI in the game. 

Logan Smith led the Sulphur offense going 3-for-4 at the plate with one run scored and two RBI.

Price Daube, Nash Matlack, and Carson Pettifer each had one RBI for the Bulldogs.

Sperry got the win on the mound for Plainview, throwing three innings of work. He allowed zero runs on two hits with two strikeouts.

Reese Ratchford took the loss for Sulphur on the hill, throwing two innings. He allowed two earned runs on two hits with one walk and two strikeouts.