(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)
Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster
DULUTH, MN– The Bismarck Larks four runs wasn’t enough against the high powered Duluth Huskies offense which put up 11 runs. The Larks fall to 28-20 on the season and 3-9 in the second half following the 11-4 loss on the road.
The Larks got on the board early scoring two runs in the first inning, when Ripken Reyes and Jacob Nesbit came around to score.
Hendry Rodriguez started on the mound and pitched six innings and allowed four runs. He struck out nine batters and only walked one.
The bullpen struggled in today’s loss, giving up seven runs over the course of two innings and the Larks offense wasn’t able to recover.
The Huskies scored two in the 6th, four in the 7th and three in the 8th to get their 11 runs and secure their victory.
Bismarck scored two runs in the top of the 9th inning to make it a little closer of a game but they weren’t able to get a big enough rally going to tie it up.
The Larks lost 11-4 and are now 28-20 on the season and 3-9 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow night when they travel home to take on the Mankato MoonDogs. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 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.