While the temperature was rising across the state of Oklahoma Thursday, the Plainview Indians baseball team had its own way of turning up the heat at the Verdigris Tournament.

While the temperature was rising across the state of Oklahoma Thursday, the Plainview Indians baseball team had its own way of turning up the heat at the Verdigris Tournament.

Plainview continued its early season success, picking up a pair of wins against Miami (OK) and Tulsa Memorial, moving them to 9-1 overall in the process. 

Against the Wardogs in the opening game, Plainview took the early lead with a run in the top of the first.

Miami though responded with three runs in the bottom half of the first.

The Indians though wouldn’t be denied as they plated one run in the second and third innings to tie the game at 3-3.

However, the Wardogs took the lead in the bottom of the third with two more runs.

But the deficit wouldn’t last long for Plainview.

After tying the game with two runs in the top of the fourth, the Indians raced out in front with five runs in the top of the fifth followed by four in the sixth to close out the game with a run-rule.

Clay Christensen and Braden Landis each had two RBI’s in the game for Plainview, with Landis scoring a run as well.

Layne Davis, Bryson Stricker, and Trevor Burton each had one RBI in the game for the Indians.

Payton Webber led the offense at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored and one RBI. 

Landis got the win on the mound for the Indians, throwing one inning of work. He allowed just one walk with one strikeout.

Britton Sperry threw two innings of work allowing just one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts.

Against Tulsa Memorial, the Indians found themselves down 3-0 after the first inning.

But all it seemed to do was motivate them as they tied the game with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first, before going ahead with eight runs in the second.

Plainview scored two more in the third followed by three in the fourth to seal the 16-6 victory in four innings. 

Chase Owen led the offense for Plainview, going 1-for-2 with a run scored and three RBI’s.

Layne Davis also had three RBI’s in the game for the Indians, while going 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored. 

Britton Sperry finished 1-for-2 at the plate with three runs scored and two RBI’s, while Payton Webber went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI’s. 

Clay Christensen and Braden Landis each had one RBI, with each scoring two runs in the game against Tulsa Memorial. 

Adam Greisman got the win for the Indians on the mound, throwing one inning of work. He allowed one earned run on two hits with one walk and three strikeouts. 

Plainview will take on Oolagah-Talala today at 2:30 p.m. with another game scheduled for Saturday against an opponnent to be named following Friday’s game.