Nesbit and Miller Return to the Larks in 2019.


The Bismarck Larks are excited to begin their 2019 “Surveying the Field” Player Announcements presented by Frontier Precision.

The Bismarck Larks will welcome two of their former players for the 2019 season: Jacob Nesbit (University of Arkansas) and Evan Miller (Xavier University). Both players are excited to come back to Bismarck this summer.

“Everything about my experience was really nice,” Miller said. “When I got the opportunity to come back, it was an immediate yes for me.”

“I really love Bismarck, the community and the coaching staff,” Nesbit said. “Being surrounded by great people is the best experience you could ask for.”

Nesbit played short stop in 2018 for the Larks and averaged .266 with 66 hits, two home runs, 28 RBIs and seven stolen bases over 65 games. The six-foot-tall right-hander is currently a sophomore at the University of Arkansas.

Miller pitched in seven games for the Larks in 2018. He posted a 2.34 ERA, one win, zero loses, and 12 strike outs in seven appearances. The six-foot-tall right-hander is currently a sophomore at Xavier University.

While the Larks enjoyed a successful 2018 season that brought the team to its first playoff appearance, Miller and Nesbit said the draw of coming back to Bismarck wasn’t just about winning.

“It was a lot of fun. I met a lot of great guys. It was a great atmosphere,” Miller said. “Meeting new guys is awesome, you make buddies for life.”

“I’m excited to meet some new guys,” Nesbit said. “Getting to create relationships with other people is a lot of fun. I like getting to see the fans. I’m excited to play baseball again.”

The Larks’ 2019 season starts May 28 with a home game against the Eau Claire Express.

The Larks are hoping to sell out all 36 home games before the season starts. Purchasing a Scheels 7 Game Pack is the only way to secure a seat. The team is already 94% sold out of box seats.

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 2018, the Larks sold out 30 of their 36 home games in Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field. The Larks were named Northwoods Organization of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC), Brandon Crawford (SFG) and Chris Sale (BOS). As well as MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIL). 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.

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