"We've played a lot of triple-A teams,'' Estel said, "and [Payne and Frampton] didn't throw a lot of those because of how it matched up conference-wise and stuff. We've got other guys who work hard and do their job. So we'll just have to take our chances and see what happens.
"It just changes our pitching a little bit. We'll have to talk about it as a staff and with [Frampton]. I don't know if he comes back tomorrow.''
Frampton experienced unusual wildness on Friday, walking six in three innings and allowing three hits. Two Poca errors accounted for a pair of unearned runs.
The weather forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of showers and storms overnight and a 60 percent chance of showers before 9 a.m. If the sectional cannot resume today, it must wait until at least Thursday next week because of the Westest moratorium imposed by the state regarding extracurriculars.
That fact could play into the favor of Sissonville, as Null becomes eligible to pitch again next week.
"It would help us, no doubt about that,'' Harper said. "But I'm confident with who we put out there. We're playing real good ball and if the guys throw strikes, we're making good plays behind them. I'd like to have Zach out there, there's no lie about that. But you've got to go with what you're dealt.''
Lefty Eli Mooney allowed five hits and three walks in three innings for the Indians Friday and Dominic Walker had a two-run single. David Taylor and Brendan Iezzi donated RBI hits for the Dots.
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