JOIN US: Winter Warm-Up, Featuring Scott Erickson

BISMARCK, ND – The Bismarck Larks are sick of winter. With spring training in full swing, we’re warming-up for the 2018 season. It’s never FUN without or fans – so we’re inviting you to join us!

The Larks “Winter Warm-Up” presented by KFYR-TV is your one-stop spot to hear about the upcoming season, players and much more. On Thursday, March 29th from 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m. fans will have the opportunity to hear from Larks Head Coach, Sean Repay and General Manager, John Bollinger at the Missouri Valley YMCA. Headlining the event is guest speaker and 1991 Minnesota Twins World Series Champion, Scott Erickson.

The “Winter Warm-Up” is the Larks version of the classic “Hot Stove Event” held by many baseball teams throughout the country.

In the early days of baseball, the Hot Stove Season referred to an actual baseball season: Hot Stove Leagues, in which MLB players would stay in shape by playing baseball in their hometowns while staying warm using actual hot stoves.

Over time, the Hot Stove concept turned into a social event. On a cold day prior to the season, fans would gather around the hot stove to discuss their favorite team. This winter, we want YOU to talk about your favorite team — THE LARKS.

The first 200 fans to RSVP will receive an official Scott Erickson photo that can be signed at the event. One lucky winner will also win a chance to have dinner with Erickson.

In addition to hearing career highlights from Erickson, Clark the Lark will be entertaining fans be music, merchandise, inflatables and of course – FUN.

The event is open to the public and fans of all ages are welcome to attend.


The Bismarck Larks are a proud affiliate of the Northwoods League, the proven leader in development of elite college baseball players. The Larks mission is to use FUN to make a difference in the lives of our families, businesses, players, and communities we serve. This is accomplished with a commitment to putting fans first and providing high quality family entertainment at affordable prices. In 2017, the Larks sold out 27 of their 36 home games in Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field, and were named the Northwoods League’s Organization of the Year.

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 185 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.