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Larks Continue to Build Roster for Inaugural Season

BISMARCK, ND – The Bismarck Larks of the Northwoods League bolstered its pitching staff with the  recent signings of three right-handers hurlers.

The team’s latest signees are a stable of right-handed pitchers: sophomore Tyler Steele from Vanguard (Calif.) University, freshman Chandler Cannon of McLennan (Texas) Community College and freshman Jean Carlos Bonilla of Lackawanna (Penn.) College.

Steele is a native of Kingsburg, California. He carries a 3.15 earned run average and a 7-2 record for the Warriors (28-17). Steele has started 10 games and appeared in 14. He has given up 58 hits and 19 earned runs in 54.1 innings. He has struck out 33 batters and opponents are hitting .244 against him.

Cannon came out of high school with a 15-2 record and 0.22 ERA. He is 2-1 with one save in five relief appearances with the Highlanders (38-7). He has a 9.58 ERA and has struck out 10 batters in 10.1 innings pitched. Cannon is from Toledo, Ohio.

The 6-foor-4, 220-pound Bonilla in from the Bronx, New York. He has appeared in six games with the Falcons (26-12) where he has compiled a 1-2 record and an 8.64 ERA. He has 11 strikeouts in 8.1 innings.

The Larks open the season and a four-game homestand May 30 against the Eau Claire Express at Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark.

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The Bismarck Larks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.larksbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Larks as your favorite team.