(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)
Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster
BISMARCK, ND– A late comeback effort fell just short as the Bismarck Larks are now 37-34-1 on the season after losing 11-7 to the Duluth Huskies in game number 72 of the season. The Larks will be back at the ballpark tomorrow for the first playoff game in Bismarck Larks history and they will be taking on the Duluth Huskies with a scheduled start of 7:05.
The Larks scored first but their lead didn’t last long. They scored one run in the bottom of the 2nd inning but in the top of the 3rd inning, the Huskies scored six runs on just one hit.
Walks and runners left on base have been the problem for the Larks in the second half and it continued today.
After the top of the 8th inning, the Huskies led the Larks 11-2 but Bismarck wasn’t done battling as they were able to put together a late game rally.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, Ripken Reyes hit an inside the park three run home run and then two more runs came around to score to make it an 11-7 game.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, Matt Warkentin drove a ball to deep center field but it was caught at the wall which killed the Larks momentum.
The Larks fell 11-7 and are now 37-34-1 on the season and 12-23-1 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow night against the Duluth Huskies starting at 7:05. 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.