(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks come out on the wrong side of a 7-3 score at home as the Thunder Bay Border Cats were able to outscore the Larks and drop the Bismarck team to 25-14 on the year and 0-3 in the second half.

Cruz Daddario started on the mound for the Larks and pitched seven innings, while striking out three batters and pitching four 1-2-3 innings, he gave up three runs and the Larks just weren’t able to come back.

Matt Warkentin drove in Chase Coker in the bottom of the 2nd inning to give the Larks a 1-0 lead. Warkentin would finish the day with three hits and one of them being a solo home run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

In the top of the 4th inning, the Border Cats pushed across three runs aided by four hits and one walk. Daddario settled in after that inning, not allowing another run to score.

In the top of the 8th inning, Tristen Hudson come onto the mound in relief and gave up two runs that made it a 5-1 ballgame. The Larks weren’t completely out of it as they were able to scratch one across in the bottom half when Wyatt Ulrich hit a blooper into the outfield that scored Carson Bartels.

The Border Cats scored two more insurance runs in the top of the 9th inning that put the game out of reach. With Warkentin’s solo home run, the lead was cut to 7-3, but the scoring was done there.

The Larks lost 7-3 and are now 25-14 on the season and 0-3 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow night when they will take on the Thunder Bay Border Cats. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 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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