Fisher drove home four runs with a pair of singles and had three hits on the day to pace a 5-4 victory for the Cardinal in The Opening series before several hundred.
Fisher drove in a pair in the first and two more in the fourth. Outfielder Tyler Spoon doubled in the other Cardinal run in the second. Spoon had two hits, but left in the fourth inning after being hit in the knee by a pitch.
Van Horn continues to be impressed by Fisher, now in his third season. He played sparingly as a freshman, then redshirted last year.
"He had a good day," Van Horn said. "He's made moving Ficociello to second easy. We knew Dominic could play the middle infield spots or third. The challenge was finding someone to take that spot at first. He's played well at first this fall and is swinging the bat well."
The White came back on Willie Schwanke's solo homer into the wind in right and RBI hits by Isaa Hellbusche and Jake Wise. Schwanke, true freshman, was the Dallas Morning News prep player of the year last spring.
The White missed a chance to tie the score in the seventh inning on a base running mistake by Brian Anderson. He tagged at second on Jake Wise's drive to the base of the wall in left center, forcing Michael Gunn to hold at first and limiting Wise to a single.
Eventually, Wise was out at the plate for the final out of the inning on a double play with Ficociello throwing home after a force at second. Wise tried to come around from second on the play.
"That may have cost the White the game," Van Horn said. "Anderson did score, but that kept everyone behind him from moving up and it might have been the difference in the game.
"It was a competitive game. There were some mistakes, but there was a lot of good things. Trey Killian was outstanding for four innings. He got a little tired, but he gave the home team a nice start."
Ficociello had four hits and a walk in five trips, but didn't figure in the scoring for the Cardinal team.
Van Horn said he limited star pitchers Brandon Moore, Ryne Stanek and Barett Astin to just a few pitches and that's how it will be in the series.
"Those guys are juniors and they know the key is for them to stay healthy this fall," he said. "They know that for us to win, they don't need to pitch much this fall and we just need to get through it with them and get them in the weight room. They understand."
Astin closed in the ninth inning with spectacular stuff. He struck out Michael Gunn, Anderson and Isaac Hellbusch on 14 pitches.
"Barrett will probably end up as a starter for us, but he was nasty in the ninth," Van Horn said. "They didn't come close to hitting him."
Van Horn said Spoon's injury was scary.
"It hit him right on the side of the knee," he said. "You could hear it hit. He was in a lot of pain, but he's better now and we think he's OK. We'll check him again tomorrow, but we don't think he'll need X-rays."