Larks Announce First Inaugural Season Player, NDSU Infielder Mason Pierzchalski
BISMARCK, ND – The Bismarck Larks announced today the signing of Mason Pierzchalski, a junior infielder from North Dakota State University.
Pierzchalski is a 6-foot-2 infielder from Sammamish, Wash. He played plenty this past season for the Bison, playing in all 54 games, tallying a .251 batting average with 45 hits in 179 at bats, along with 20 RBI’s. He also ranked second among all fielders at NDSU with 78 fielding assists.
Talking about his previous experience in Summer Collegiate Baseball, he sees the Northwoods League as “an opportunity to experience the life and schedule of a minor-league baseball player.” He’s also looking forward for the travel schedule all summer, getting the chance “to travel all over the Midwest and play in front large crowds every night.”
Playing in the Larks inaugural season, he’s ready to make his mark in Bismarck. “To play the game I love every night, and to compete at such a high level will greatly help improve my game.” Mason is also excited to play against his Bison teammates this summer, with many players signing contracts with the Bison throughout the Northwoods League.
Ultimately, his dream is to someday make to “the minor-league level, and to play baseball as long as possible.” You can watch Mason chase his dream by purchasing ticket packages online at larksbaseball.com, and calling the Larks front office (701) 557-7600.
Mason is currently an accounting major at North Dakota State, and is the son of Michael and Karey Pierzchalski.
Photos Courtesy of Jim Trewin
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 (CWS), 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.