"Their job isn't to strike guys out, it's to get guys out," Whitman said, "and the less pitches you can do it, the better off you're going to be in the long run. (Harless) tries to get ahead of hitters, and when he's really tuned in, he's got three pitches. In high school, if you've got three pitches, you're pretty good.
"He's got his fastball, breaking ball and change-up. He wasn't as quite sharp tonight as he was last time out, but he was still pretty good."
Harless (3-1) said he agreed the key, for him, is location, not overpowering hitters.
"I just rely on throwing strikes and hitting my spots," he said, "just throwing all my pitches for strikes and working at it."
Dodrill earned the save as he entered the game while St. Albans held just a three-run lead. The Red Dragons scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to create a bit more comfort before Dodrill retired the Cougars in the seventh.
Dodrill entered the season as the team's No. 1 pitcher, though a strained shoulder injury prevented him from playing in the team's first four games of the season, Whitman said.
While Dodrill has slowly worked into the rotation, St. Albans has won eight games in a row since his return to the lineup.
Whitman said he was pleased with the performances of Dodrill and Harless, as he has been impressed with them all season, along with fellow pitchers Bryant and Dustin Turley.
"We've got four guys that we're pretty comfortable with," Whitman said. "They've done a pretty good job. It's not really a No. 1, it's just a bunch of guys that do their job and keep us in the game."
So far, that rotation has done more than keep the Red Dragons in games, it has led St. Albans to victory. On Wednesday, it was merely Harless' turn to carry the banner.