“Clark The Lark” will entertain fans at the ballpark all summer
BISMARCK, ND – The Bismarck Larks have unveiled their new mascot. “Clark the Lark”. Clark will be busy all summer entertaining the fans of the Bismarck-Mandan area. The name and look comes from the rich history of Lewis and Clark who visited the area back in 1804.
Clark was the top vote getter with the team’s “Brand The Bird” contest, with Mark Oster being the first to submit the name, and winning 2 Scheels 7-Game Packs from the team. Mark will also get the opportunity to throw out the first pitch during the Larks first Friday home game on June 2nd.
The number on his jersey is 18, which symbolizes the years Lewis and Clark first explored this section of the country. The mascot also wears a coon skin hat, which dates to the early pioneers.
1991 World Series MVP Jack Morris also spoke in front of a large crowd at the Kirkwood Mall last night. Jack mentioned how his son Erik used to the play for the St. Cloud Riverbats in the early 2000’s, giving him an excellent opportunity to grow as a player, and he still stays in contact with his former players and coach
Fans will be able to meet Clark when the Larks begin their inaugural season starting May 30th at Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. He will also be available for appearances around the community by logging on to larksbaseball.com
The Larks have released a fourth Scheels 7-Game Pack (PLAN D) to keep up demand. Fans can log onto to larksbaseball.com or call the front office at 701-557-7600
The Bismarck Larks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate 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 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.larksbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Larks as your favorite team.