(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

ROCHESTER, MN– The Bismarck Larks fell 6-3 to the Rochester Honkers and are now 30-24 on the season and 5-13 in the second half.

The Bismarck Larks got on the board early with a two run home run off the bat of Mike Farnell which scored Conner Bock and gave the Larks a 2-0 lead.

Matt Butler started on the mound for Bismarck and gave up five runs over the course of six innings while striking out five batters. He gave up two in the third inning and three in the fourth inning. The Larks were never able to recover after that.

Matt Warkentin hit a solo home run in the top of the 7th inning to make it a two run game but that is where the scoring stopped for the Larks.

The Honkers scored one insurance run in the bottom of the 8th inning to take a 6-3 lead.

The Larks lost 6-3 and are now 30-24 on the season and 5-13 in the second half. The Larks will now have three off days during the All-Star break before getting back in action when they travel to take on Willmar. 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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