Kade Marlatt homered and doubled but it was not enough as the #16 Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks lost to North Iowa Area Community College 8-6 Monday in Tonkawa.
Marlatt's solo home run came in the 4th inning, his two run double in the 7th. Joey Pena's two run single also came in the 7th as the Mavs cut a 6-1 deficit to 6-5.
The Mavs trailed 8-5 in the 9th and cut the lead to 8-6 as Cacy Harper scored on a passed ball but the Mavs could get no closer.
Pena and Marlatt had two hits each for NOC (21-5).
Trevin Michael (3-1) was the starter for the Mavs allowing two earned runs over six innings.
NOC travels to Northwestern in Alva for a Sunday double header.
North Iowa 8, Mavs 6
123 456 789—R H E
NIACC 020 002 220-- 8 8 6
Mavs 000 100 401-- 6 6 2
Mavs—Michael, Wilson (7), Lohrengel (8), Armstrong (9). 2B—Marlatt. HR—Marlatt. SB—MacNaughton 2, Trevino. L—Michael (3-1).