Prep Baseball: Northgate keeps pace in region

From STAFF REPORTS
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MCDONOUGH — The Northgate Vikings got back on track Wednesday with a 10-5 victory over Union Grove in a Region 4-AAAAA contest.
Northgate was playing its first game in nearly a week and looking for a way to bounce back after suffering a 5-1 decision to Ola last Thursday.
With the win, Northgate improved to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in region play. Union Grove fell to 6-4 and 4-2.
The Vikings’ generated plenty of offese in Wednesday’s victory, pounding out 12 hits.
Northgate led 1-0 at the end of the first inning, and briefly fell behind 3-1 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the second. Northgate took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning.
The Vikings victory came despite leaving 11 runners on base. Northgate also benefitted from six errors committed by Union Grove.
Northgate second baseman Tyler Dahlberg continued to swing a potent bat for the Vikings finishing 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
Leadoff hitter and center fielder James Propatic finished with two hits and scored three runs for the Vikings. 
Catcher Spencer Perry drove in three RBIs and smashed a home run as part of the Vikings' offensive fireworks. Chase Allen and Buddy Green also had RBIs for Northgate.
Union Grove’s Shane Tucker hit a home run for the Wolverines to pace their offense.
Matt Farmakis picked up the win for the Vikings from the mound. Farmakis allowed eight hits and just two earned runs through sixth innings. He struck out four and walked one.
Relief pitcher Jordan Schmits pitched the seventh inning and struck out two.
Cameron Williams, And Collacchio and Zach Moats also threw for the Wolverines.
Northgate plays a make-up game today at home against Forest Park. The two teams were scheduled to play the region game on Monday, but it was rained out.
Through nine games, the Vikings are swinging some potent bats. Dalhberg improved his batting average to .577 with 12 RBIs. Chase Allen is hitting .357 with five RBIs.
With his win against the Wolverines, Farmakis improved to 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA. He has 16 strikeouts and three walks.


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