Larks 2019 Roster
Frontier Precision presents the full 2019 Bismarck Larks roster! The Larks third season roster consists of players spread out amongst the different divisions in college baseball. Including, 17 division one players, 11 junior college players, seven NAIA players, two division two players and one division three player.
“This is by far the deepest Larks roster that we have had in my three seasons here. We have speed, power and high level pitching,” coach Sean Repay said.
Of the 20 pitchers, two are returning from last season. Evan Miller and Dominic Arias will look to build upon their roles from last season. Among the new pitchers, Bryan Martinez from Connors State Community College is a left handed starting pitcher who has thrown 66.2 innings so far in this season with a 3.64 ERA and 71 strikeouts. Another left handed starter, Alex Winslow who is listed at 5’7”, currently has an ERA of 1.55 in 64 innings with 90 strikeouts this season with Dakota County Tech Community College. Anthony Arias from Campbellsville University has also been impressive this season in NAIA throwing 64.1 innings with an ERA of 3.78 and 80 strikeouts.
“Our main things we addressed in the offseason was pitching, defense and speed. I think we accomplished all three of these things at a high level with this roster,” Repay said.
In the speed department, the Larks added infielders Clay Woeste and Cooper Bowman. Woeste who has stolen 34 bases so far on the year is also batting .346 in 54 games in NAIA for Indiana University-Southeast. Meanwhile, Bowman has stolen 25 bases and is smashing .422 in 51 games for Iowa Western Community College in Junior College.
In the outfield, Wyatt Ulrich is returning for his third straight season. After playing in 51 games last summer for the Larks, Ulrich has had success at St. John’s (MN) this season. Ulrich is batting .348 with 18 RBIs and stolen bases in 41 games. Of the Larks newcomers in the outfield, NAIA standout Ronnie McBride has done it with the bat as well as on the bases this season hitting .367 with 34 RBIs and has swiped 27 bags for LSU-Alexandria. Of the other incoming outfielders, the Larks added twin brothers Alex Peterson and Clayton Peterson from the University of Missouri and a pair of outfielders from Texas A&M in Ty Condel and Cole Taylor.
“Our guys are already bought into not only returning to the playoffs, but winning a Northwoods League championship,” Repay said.
After starting off 25-11 and occupying first place in the North division through the first half of last season, the Larks then finished 12-23 in the second half finishing in fifth place in the North division and capturing their first ever playoff berth. After reaching the playoffs for the first time, the Larks are now looking to build off of that early success they had last season.
Repay is entering his third season as the head coach of the Larks. “Each season, I grow as well with the help of my roster,” Repay said. “This season will be no different. This will be a fun Larks team to watch this season.”
Teams in the Northwoods League only have 30 players. The Larks have 38 current players because some full-time players with Division I programs have not yet finished their seasons, so temporary players take their place. These temporary players sign 10 day contacts and can earn a spot on the team.
Fans’ first look at these players will be at the Dakota Community Bank & Trust Community Day on May, 27. Fans will get a chance to watch them practice, get autographs and even watch them put on a home run derby. It’s a free family event with free food, inflatables and baseball.
The Larks’ first game of the season is on May 28 against the Eau Claire Express at the Bismarck Municipal Ballpark Home of Dakota Community Bank & Trust Field at 7:35 p.m.
Full Player list here:
Anthony Arias – Campbellsville University
Dominic Arias – Chicago State
Grant Boland – College of Central Florida – Temp
Evan Davis East – Georgia State CC
Fernando Diaz Jr – Alabama A&M
Austin Gohl – St. Cloud Tech CC – Temp
Matthew Gorman – Harford CC – Temp
Josh Gray – LSU-Alexandria
Zach Harlan – South Alabama
Gage Herring – UNC Wilmington
Eric Hildebrand – Jackson CC
Hunter Kloke – Indiana University Southeast
Alex Lord – Jackson CC
Bryan Martinez – Connors State CC
Evan Miller – Xavier
Secundino Morales – Connors State CC
Gavin Rogers – Univ. of West Alabama – Temp
Trent Sidwell – Univ.of Illinois-Springfield – Temp
Keon Taylor – Georgetown College (KY)
Alex Winslow – Dakota County Tech CC – Temp
David Mendham – Connors State CC
Luke Stephenson – Xavier
Brody Tanksley – Indiana Univ. Southeast – Temp
Cooper Bowman – Iowa Western CC
Jack Chernow – Columbia
Garrett Evans – Florida Atlantic
Zack Gregory – Arkansas
Brian Leonhardt – San Diego State
Jacob Rogers – BYU
Connor Tomasic – Purdue – Temp
Clay Woeste – Indiana University-Southeast
Ty Condel – Texas A&M
AJ DiFillipo – Columbia
Ronnie McBride – LSU-Alexandria – Temp
Alex Peterson – Missouri
Clayton Peterson – Missouri
Cole Taylor – Texas A&M – Temp
Wyatt Ulrich – St. Johns (MN) – Temp
Brett Lindsey – South Alabama
Sam Martin – Keiser University
Malcolm Purdy – UNLV
Sean Repay – Indiana University-Southeast
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.