(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)
Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster
CLOUD, MN– The Bismarck Larks six game winning streak was snapped tonight in the final game of their eight game road trip against the St. Cloud Rox by final score of 11-9. The Larks fall to 21-11 on the season and with the Duluth Huskies losing, the Larks are only one game back of first place in the Northwoods League standings with four games left in the first half.
The game got off to a hot start with the Larks scoring six runs in the first inning. Tristen Carranza hit a grand slam and Matt Warkentin hit a two run home run to give the Larks a 6-0 lead.
The Rox would battle back all night long as they were able to score at least one run in the first six innings. Scoring two in the first, one in the second, three in third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in sixth, the Larks just weren’t able to match the scoring in this one.
Four different pitchers saw action in this game for Bismarck with Michael Farnell being the only one to not allow a run.
Kyle Stevens hit a two run home run in the 7th inning to make it a two run ball game and an 11-9 score but the Larks were unable to get any closer than that.
The Larks lost 11-9 and are now 21-101 on the season. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow night when they take on the Eau Claire Express. 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.