In making their first trip to the regional tournament since 2016, the Plainview Indians were in no mood to let their return be a short-lived one on Thursday.

In making their first trip to the regional tournament since 2016, the Plainview Indians were in no mood to let their return be a short-lived one on Thursday.

Plainview made sure it will see day two of the regional tournament in Weatherford as the Indians blanked Newcastle in their opener, only to fall against the host Eagles in the winners bracket game.

Plainview will now need to win three games today, starting with an elimination game against the winner of the Tecumseh/Newcastle game, before needing to defeat Weatherford twice.

 

Plainview 9
Newcastle       0 

 

Plainview came out ready to play in its opening game against the Racers, scoring six runs in the first inning, leading to a blowout victory.

Bryson Stricker got the offense rolling with a two-RBI triple to right field, before Braden Landis brought him home with an RBI single to make it 3-0.

Payton Webber then helped make it 5-0 when his ground ball resulted in an error, allowing Chase Owen and Clay Christensen to score. 

Owen Lassahn would then score on a passed ball to make it 6-0.

Plainview added to its lead in the bottom of the third thanks to Chase Owen scoring Christensen off a line drive which resulted in an error, and Layne
Davis slapping an RBI single to right. 

Chase Owen wasn’t finished though, as he finished off the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. 

Davis got the win on the mound for the Indians, throwing 3 2/3 innings. He allowed just two hits with two strikeouts. Britton Sperry, Trevor Burton and Braden Landis all saw time on the mound with Burton and Landis throwing a combined three innings of work. 

The three pitchers combined for three strikeouts while allowing just one walk with three hits. 

 

 

Weatherford 6 

Plainview 1 

 

Things didn’t go so well against the host Eagles in the winners bracket game, as Weatherford used a balanced offensive attack to send Plainview to an elimination game.

Plainview once again took the lead in the first inning thanks to Bryson Stricker getting an RBI groundout, but the Indians offense never got going in the game. 

Weatherford tied the game in the second, before taking the lead with two runs in the third and fourth innings.

The Eagles finished off the game with one run in the sixth, as Plainview was held to just six hits in the game.

Payton Webber took the loss on the mound, throwing three innings of work. He allowed three earned runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts.