Bull Moose Roster
Former Lark Mitchell Gallagher to coach the team.
Frontier Precision Surveyed the field and found the Bismarck Bull Moose released their full roster. The Bull Moose are a Northwoods League baseball team created just for the summer of 2020 to compete against the Bismarck Larks and Mandan Flickertails. The Larks’ front office runs the new Bull Moose organization.
The team’s roster consists of 18 Division I players, seven Division II players, one NAIA player and one CCCAA player.
The Bull Moose are coached by first-time head coach and former Larks player Mitchell Gallagher. Gallagher played with the Larks for the 2017 inaugural season during which he compiled 35 hits, two home runs, 13 RBIs and nine stolen bases. Although Gallagher’s collegiate playing days are over, he is excited to help players develop in Bismarck.
“In summer, we all still share that drive to win — it’s not fun to be around the losing team,” said Gallagher. “But at the end of the day, if we send our guys home and they all improve significantly, we can take a lot more from that.”
Joey Cooper, a friend of Gallagher, will join him on the Bull Moose coaching staff.
Former Lark Stephen Baughan is returning to Bismarck to play for the Bull Moose. The powerful first baseman batted .295 through 25 games with 28 hits, 19 RBI and 6 home runs for the Larks.
A large part of the Bull Moose roster consists of NCAA Division I players, one of which, Peter Surruto, was selected in the 22nd round of the 2018 MLB Amatuer Player Draft by the Cincinnati Reds. The Bull Moose catcher didn’t sign with the team, opting instead to attend Rutgers University.
Surruto’s started 11 of his team’s 12 games in his 2020 sophomore season. He earned 10 hits, eight runs and seven RBI. Serruto also slugged two home runs and was stellar defensively throwing out 6 of 10 runners attempting to steal.
The Bull Moose make their debut on June 17 at 7:05 p.m. against the Mandan Flickertails.
Full Player List Here:
Antonio Balducci – University of Richmond
Gunnar Boehm – Tiffin University
Nathanial Boyle – Virginia Commonwealth University
Nathan Critchett – Loyola Marymount University
Gavin Gorrel – Boise State University
Paxton Miller – University of Mary
Matthew Plisko – University of Richmond
Garret Reisz – Creighton University
Michael Ross –Tiffin University
Jake Snyder – Creighton University
Tyler Wehrle – Tiffin University
Jacob Widener – Palomar College
Garrett Willis – Central Michigan University
Kevin Wiseman – Wagner College
Elijah Brum – Cal State Bakersfield
David Melfi – Wagner College
Peter Serruto – Rutgers
Stephen Baughan – Norfolk State University
Liam Critchett – Loyola Marymount University
Ethan Kleinheider – Rockhurst University
Michael Ruggiero – Wagner College
Jake Shier – Tiffin University
Ryan Curran – University of Montevallo
Lorenzo Debrecht – University of Toledo
Noah Hemphill – Missouri Baptist
Torin Montgomery – Boise State University
Calen Schwabe – North Dakota State University
Mitchell Gallagher – Houston Baptist University
Joey Cooper – Cal State Northridge
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 2019, the Larks sold out 97% of all home game tickets at 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. Having completed its’ 26thseason, the Northwoods 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 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.