(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

BISMARCK, ND– Two big innings against the Bismarck Larks allowed the La Crosse Loggers to score all nine of their runs in the sixth and seventh innings and those were enough to hand the Larks a 9-3 loss. The Larks are no 36-33-1 on the season and 11-22-1 in the second half.

The Larks got on the board first and held a 1-0 lead after five innings and they score that one run in the bottom of the third inning when Braden Williams scored on a 4-6-3 double play with bases loaded.

Matt Butler started on the mound and threw four scoreless innings, and only allowed one hit while striking out three batters.

In the top of the 6th inning, the Loggers scored five runs and batted around in the inning. In the top of the 7th inning, the Loggers scored four runs and batted around again. The Larks threw six different pitchers with Wyatt Ulrich coming in to shut things down in the 9th.

Bismarck scored two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning after three walks and a single off the bat of Braden Williams that score Jack Feely and Jacob Nesbit.

The Larks lost 9-3 and are now 36-33-1 on the season and 11-22-1 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow against the Duluth Huskies starting at 6:05. 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.

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