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Larks Shutout in Willmar

(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

WILLMAR, MN– The tale of two different team’s strikes again for the Bismarck Larks, after scoring 17 runs the night before, the Larks fell in game two against the Willmar Stingers, 5-0 in a game that was delayed due to weather by 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Larks are now 35-28-1 overall and 10-17-1 in the second half.

The storyline in game two of this series was the strikeouts, the Bismarck Larks went down via the strikeout 15 times over the course of nine innings and just weren’t able to find the scoreboard. They had a few chances throughout the game but missing those key hits to keep rallies going, caused a goose egg in the box score.

Jack Feely recorded two of the Larks four hits but was stranded on the base path both times. Matt Warkentin and Jeff Mayes recorded the other hits.

Danny Kuhn started on the mound for the Larks and pitched 5.2 innings and allowed five runs. Matt Ponsiglione and Corey Treyes came on in relief for the Larks and didn’t allow another run to score for the remainder of the game.

The Larks lost 5-0 and are now 35-28-1 on the season and 10-17-1 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action today against the Mankato Moon Dogs to start a two game home stand. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. Catch all the action on http://mixlr.com/larksbaseball/.

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 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.