(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

MANKATO, MN– The Bismarck Larks fell 5-0 against the Mankato Moondoogs in a very quick game to drop the Larks to 25-13 on the season and 0-2 in the second half of the Northwoods League play.

Zack Jones got his first start of the season on the mound for the Larks and it got off to a rocky start giving up four runs in the first inning and he would take home the loss on the mound.

The bats didn’t come to the plate in tonight’s game as they were only able to string together five hits and they struck out ten times. Michael Farnell got on base three times with three singles but he was unable to come around to score as he was stranded at second once and first base twice.

Bennett Wiggins came on in relief for the Larks and he pitched six innings on the mound and gave up one earned run and pitched five scoreless innings to keep the Larks in the game. Clayton Hill finished the game on the mound for the Larks allowing one hit while striking out two batters.

The only runs of the game came in the first two innings and the Moondogs only had six hits on the evening.

The Larks lost 5-0 and are now 25-13 on the season and 0-2 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow night when they head back home for a four game home stand. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. against the Thunder Bay Border Cats.  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.


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