The win was even more impressive in the fact that the Indians are a youthful team that starts four freshmen in Jacob Fisher, Josh Landis, Austin Burford and Ethan Lauchart.
Three of the four occupy some of the most important positions on the field with Fisher and Landis starting up the middle on the infield at shortstop and second base, respectively. Burford is starting centerfielder, while Lauchart is the designated hitter.
Fisher and Landis, the Indians No. 1 and 3 hitters, respectively, each had a pair of hits against Catholic, while Burford reached base twice as well.
"We have a good bunch of baseball kids up from the middle school program," Harper said.
"That's a big help. They all want to win, and know how to win. It's great. Our guys are starting to get things going. It's a long season still yet."
Null, who reached base in each of his four plate appearances, is one of the few upperclassmen on the team and is Sissonville's top pitcher. The senior got the call against Catholic and was able to help guide the Indians to the big victory, picking up the win on the mound.
After a shaky first inning for Null that saw him give up three runs, including three hits, a walk and an error by the Sissonville defense, he didn't allow another run the rest of the way in five innings of work.
"I was nervous especially against them because I had never beat them," Null said. "I was just trying to throw it too hard at the beginning. Finally I settled down and hit my spots. They (Sissonville defense) were making plays for me. It felt good."