(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

BISMARCK, ND– The Larks lost against the Waterloo Bucks in a very quick game at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark by a score of 7-1. The Larks are now 33-26-1 on the season and 15-45 overall and 5-20 in the second half.

The bats were silenced in tonight’s game only recording five hits and scoring in their only run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Braden Williams scored the only run of the game when Carson Bartels hit a two out single in the bottom of the 9th inning to cut it to a 7-1 game. The Larks just weren’t able to rally all night stranding eight runners on base over the course of the game.

The Bucks scored three runs in the top of the 2nd inning after back to back singles and then a three run home run off the bat of Carmen Sclafani to give the Bucks an early 3-0 lead. The Bucks added two more in the top of the 3rd inning to go up 5-0.

Waterloo added two more runs in the top of the 8th inning to jump out in front 7-0 and that would be good enough for the Bucks.

The Larks lost 7-1 and are now 33-26-1 on the season and 8-15-1 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow at 11:05 and 7:05 against the Waterloo Bucks in a day-night double header to finish the season series. 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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