Wyatt “Mr.Lark” Ulrich

2021 Inductee

(Played from 2017-2020)

Larks Career Leader in:

Hits: 215

Games Played: 202

Stolen Bases: 85

Runs Batted In: 89

Walks: 127

Northwoods League Career Leader:

Runs Scored: 189

The lefty contact hitter played in 202 games with the Larks – the most in Larks history. Wyatt Ulrich was a career .294 hitter. His play made a big jump in the 2019 season when he batted .323 and was named a 2019 Great Plains Division Northwoods League All-Star. His success continued into 2020 batting .315 and was named to the Northwoods League postseason All-Star Team. Ulrich is the Larks all-time hits leader with 215 hits in his four-year career with the Bismarck Larks, and stole the most bases in Larks history, swiping 65 bags. On June 18, 2020, Ulrich scored run number 138 in his career, becoming the NWL all-time runs scored leader. Ulrich is remembered for his extreme effort, hustle, and grittiness on the field. In playing for the Larks during their first four seasons, “Mr.Lark” was an integral part of shaping what it means to represent the Bismarck Larks.

Matt Warkentin

2022 Inductee

(Played from 2018-2019)

Larks Career Leader in:

Home Runs: 18

Notable Larks Stats:

Games Played: 87

Batting Average: .309

Runs Batted In: 71

Fielding Percentage: .992

Matt Warkentin played for the Larks in 2018 and 2019 including posting arguably the greatest season in franchise history in 2018. Matt led the team in batting average with .309 and was second in the NWL with 14 home runs (single-season franchise record), 54 RBI’s and 88 hits – while being a stud defender. Matt was awarded the 2018 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ Award for NWL First Base and was named to the 2018 NWL Major League Dreams Showcase following a 2018 NWL Home Run Derby showcase (finished 3rd with 8 home runs). On August 2, 2018, Matt drove in 9 runs- a franchise record.

In 2019, Matt hit .302 in 15 games with 4 home runs. His 18 career home runs are a franchise record and is tied for 17th all-time in NWL history. He is also 8th in NWL history in total bases in a season (150 TB) and is tied for 13th extra-base hits in a season (32 XBH’s). Matt was 2-time NWL Player of the Night (August 2, 2018 and July 10, 2019). Matt’s excellence on the field represents his dedication and determination to be the best baseball player every day and what it means to be a member of the Bismarck Larks.

Jeff Lindgren

2023 Inductee

(Played from 2017-2018)

Notable Larks Stats:

5-2 Record

2.25 ERA

8 Saves

1.09 WHIP

First Lark to play in MLB (Miami Marlins, 2023)

Jeff Lindgren was a standout pitcher for the Bismarck Larks in 2017 and 2018. He went 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA, 8 saves, and a 1.09 WHIP in 25 appearances. He was the first player in Larks history to reach the MLB, when he was called up by the Miami Marlins in 2023.Lindgren was born in Champaign, Illinois, and played college baseball at Illinois State University. He was drafted by the Marlins in the 24th round of the 2019 MLB draft. In his two seasons with the Larks, Lindgren was a dominant force on the mound. He struck out 44 batters in 51.1 innings, and his 2.28 ERA was the best among all Larks pitchers in 2018. He was also named to the Northwoods League All-Star team in 2018. Lindgren’s success with the Larks helped him earn a spot in the Marlins organization where he rose through the minor leagues and made his MLB debut on April 3, 2023. Lindgren is a shining example of the talent that has come through the Bismarck Larks organization. He is a hard-working and dedicated pitcher who has achieved great success at every level.