The Soldotna baseball team defeated Homer 8-5 on Wednesday at the Soldotna Little League fields in Northern Lights Conference play.
The Stars move to 7-2 in the league and 9-5 overall, while the Mariners fall to 1-7 and 1-8.
Soldotna grabbed a 6-1 lead after two innings, but after that the Mariners hung tough.
Brendon Theel got the win for the Stars, going five innings and giving up four runs — three earned — on eight hits while walking one and striking out two.
Levi Mickelson gave up a run and a hit in 1 1-3 innings, while Derrick Jones pitched a perfect 2-3 of an inning.
Jones was 2 for 4 with two runs at the plate, while Mickelson had two runs and Sage Cruz had three RBIs.
Mylan Johnson gave up seven runs — six earned — on six hits for Homer while walking five and striking out two. Henry Wedvick then gave up a run and a hit in two innings, striking out five.
Johnson scored twice for the Mariners, while Clyde Clemons was 2 for 3 and CJ Burns was 3 for 3 with two runs.