The Northgate Vikings used a six-run explosion in the top of the sixth to beat Northside 8-5 Saturday in Columbus.
Will Horne hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh for the Vikings final run of the game.
Horne’s solo shot gave the Vikings an 8-4 lead. Northside added on final run in the bottom of the seventh, but Northgate pitched out of the rally attempt with back-to-back outs.
Northgate scored five unearned runs and took advantage of three errors.
Horne led the offense with two hits.
Donavane Devane picked up the win, pitching three innings and striking out one.
Northgate improved to 11-2.