(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)
Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster
BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks fell 13-5 against the Duluth Huskies in their first playoff game in franchise history. An incredible season comes to a close with the Larks finishing the year with a 37-35-1 record. The Larks won the first half to clinch a spot in the 2018 playoffs with a 25-11 record.
Hendry Rodriguez started on the mound and pitched four innings and allowed six runs to come around to score. The Huskies scored two runs in first inning and four in the fourth inning.
The Larks scored their first run in the bottom of the 3rd inning. They scored two more in the bottom of the 5th inning. The runs were at a premium in tonight’s game for the Larks, only pushing across five in total. The Larks scored two more in the bottom of the 7th.
Four different Larks stepped on the mound and just couldn’t stop the Huskies from scoring. Matt Butler gave up six runs in 1.1 innings of work.
The one big inning for the Huskies came in the top of the 6th inning when they pushed across six runs.
The Larks fell 13-5 and finished the season with a record of 37-35-1. Thank you so much to all of the fans for making this an incredible year.
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.