(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks improve to 22-11 on the season after coming away with a 5-1 victory over the Eau Claire Express at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. With this win the Larks stay in a tight race for first place in the Northwoods League standing with just three games remaining in the first half.

Cruz Daddario started on the mound and gave the Larks everything they needed to win pitching seven innings, only allowing one earned run and striking out three batters. He would earn the win on the mound and improve to 4-2 on the season.

Ripken Reyes got the Larks on the board in the bottom of the first inning when he hit a double into left-centerfield and Kyle Stevens would later drive him in.

The Express scored their only run of the game in the top of the 5th inning when Scott Ogrin drove in Noah Sifrit to tie the game 1-1.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Michael Farnell hit an inside the park home run that hit off the ivy in right field. That gave the Larks a 2-1 lead and they didn’t look back after that.

In the 7th inning, Jacob Nesbit, Wyatt Ulrich, and Ripken Reyes scored insurance runs to increase their lead to 5-1 and that’s all the offense that they needed in this one.

Matt Munden and Colan Borchers closed things out on the mound for the Larks and helped them seal the victory

The Larks won 5-1 and are now 22-11 on the season. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they take on the Eau Claire Express. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 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.

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