Condel and Bowman Join Larks
“These are two very exciting players on the Larks roster that are big pieces to our championship push,” said Larks head coach Sean Repay. “Both are without a doubt high level pro prospects.” Get to know them in today’s Surveying The Field provided by Frontier Precision!
The Bismarck Larks announced that Ty Condel and Cooper Bowman will join them for the 2019 season.
Condel is a 6’2” 185-pound junior at Texas A&M. Through 13 games played so far this year, he is batting .250 with 7 runs, 11 hits and 2 RBI. He played at Temple College freshman and sophomore before transferring to Texas A&M. He batted .415 his sophomore year at Temple.
“It’s a good spot to develop my game,” Condel said about Bismarck. “I’m really just excited to meet some of the guys.”
“Ty is a duel threat player that can bring speed and power to the top of the lineup,” Repay said. “He is also a plus defender. I expect Texas A&M to make a deep post season run and he will no doubt have an impact on them doing so. We cannot wait to have him man center field every day for us when he arrives.”
Bowman is a 6’1” 175-pound freshman at Iowa Western Community College. Through 34 games played so far in 2019, he is batting .427 with 47 runs, 41 hits and 14 RBI.
Bowman is from Rapid City, South Dakota and is excited to be playing so close to home in the challenging Northwoods League.
“All you try to do in the summer is get better,” Bowman said. “The better competition, the better you play.”
“I truly believe we have one of the best junior college players in the country in a Larks uniform with Cooper Bowman,” Repay said. “He starts at short stop for the number three junior college in the country and is hitting well over .400. He is a premier defender and can run at a high level. He is going to be a special player that Larks fans should keep an eye on.”
Both players have been playing baseball their whole lives and their talent on the field reflects that.
Condel was heavily influenced by two older brothers who both played baseball. “Baseball has been my life growing up,” he said. “Enjoy every moment of it and take nothing for granted.”
“It’s what I do all day,” Bowman said. “It’s what I have been working towards my entire life. I’m just excited that I get to play this summer in Bismarck.
“I think the biggest thing about baseball is it brings so many people together,” Condel said.
The Larks are still looking for host families for this season. If you want to host one or more of our players at your home, please contact Erin at Erin@larksbaseball.com
The Larks’ 2019 season starts May 28 with a home game against the Eau Claire Express.
The Larks hope to sell out all 36 home games. They currently have less than 50 Scheels 7 Game Packs still available. That package is the only way to secure box seats for the 2019 season.
The Larks recently released a new ticket package called the Big Boy 3 Game Pack that includes a hat, three meals at Big Boy and a bleacher seat at three games. These bleacher seats will come with seat backs to improve comfort.
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), 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 (MIA). 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.