(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)
Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster
BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Eau Claire Express to improve to 23-11 on the season. With the victory the Larks stay in a tight race for first place in the Northwoods League standings with just two games remaining in the first half.
Jeff Lindgren started on the mound for the Larks and gave them everything that they needed and more to come away with the victory. He earned the win on the mound after pitching 7.2 innings only giving up two runs while striking out six batters.
The Express scored in the top of the 4th inning and the top of the 8th inning and those were their only two runs of the game.
Early in the game the Larks grinded out at bats, getting deep into counts which chased Eau Claire’s starting pitching after just five innings.
The Larks were getting on base all afternoon long but they weren’t able to scratch across any runs till the bottom of the 7th inning when Michael Farnell hit a three run home run deep over the centerfield wall.
Tristen Hudson came on in relief in the top of the 8th inning and he would pitch one inning before Colan Borchers came on to earn the one out save.
The Larks won 3-2 and are now 23-11 on the season. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they take on the St. Cloud Rox. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Catch all the action on http://mixlr.com/larksbaseball/.
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 190 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 www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.