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Tanksley Dings Second Home Run in Larks Loss

The Bismarck Larks fell again to the Mankato Moondogs on Saturday, July 6th to end the four-game series with the Moondogs. Today’s game was presented by RJR Maintenance and Management. The game was a sheer display of power as the Larks had their first home run at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, the Home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field since the opening series against the Eau Claire Express. Mankato tacked on four home runs of their own for a combined total of five in the game. 

What’s Next: The Bismarck Larks will face off against the St. Cloud Rox for a two-game home series. The first game will take place at 3:05 pm on July 7th. The Larks will look to improve upon their play since the last home series against the Rox which resulted in back to back losses. Visit https://northwoodsleague.com/bismarck-larks/single-game-tickets/ for tickets to tomorrow afternoon’s game.

How It Happened: The Larks were able to score first in the game during the 2nd inning. Brody Tanksley hit his second home run of the season, it was a three-run shot to left field. This was just the fourth home run at home this season for the Larks; Tanksley has two of them. Larks led 3-0 after two innings.

The Moondogs answered in the next half inning with a homerun of their own as Cuba Bess hit a two-run homer to straight away center field making the score 3-2.

The Moondogs then took the lead on another two-run home run, this time from Josh Elvir who homered over the ivy in right field to take a 4-3 lead for the Moondogs in the 6th. Mankato wasn’t done in the inning either as they picked up two more runs to increase their lead to 6-3 on a two-out RBI double from Sean Ross.

Mankato continued to build their lead in the top of the 7th inning as Josh Elvir connected again for another two-run home run to right field for his second of the game. This pushed the Moondogs lead to 8-3.

The Larks picked up a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th inning via a Moondogs error to make the score 8-5 in favor of the Moondogs.

Mankato hit their fourth and final home run of the game to cap off their 9-5 victory on the road in Bismarck.