Thomas was still called out at second as the umpire ruled Minsker held onto the ball long enough, but Shamblin scored when the ball rolled into left field. The game went to extra innings, setting up Edens' heroics.
"They stayed focused for eight innings," Young said. "They never quit, never hung their heads when we went up and they came back. That's a good ball club, their pitcher kept us off balance, we put it in play but couldn't get it to fall. It very easily could've went the other way but we stuck in there and battled through and came up big."
It was quite a contrast watching Null and Fields work. Listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Fields played the role of imposing power pitcher while Null, just 5-7, changed speeds and locations to get the job done.
Null is the Indians' lone junior, as the rest of the team is made up of sophomores and freshmen.
"It was a heck of a game, both pitchers threw real well," Sissonville coach Kenny Harper said. "We've just got to cut out mistakes. We had two dropped balls in left field and a boy dropped a ball on a double play; cut out that stuff and we're right there. We've been doing that all year but we've been getting better and they will get better and better."
Fields struck out eight and walked two in his seven innings, giving up six hits with all three Indian runs being earned. He was also 2-for-4 with a double while Hunter White was 3-for-4 with a double.
Null had a pair of strikeouts and gave up seven hits while going 2-for-4 at the plate.
Hoover will play Clay County at 6 p.m. today, and Sissonville will face the loser on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The two remaining teams will play at 6 p.m. Thursday.
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