(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)
Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster
BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks lose their fourth straight game tonight as they got outscored 5-2 against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. With this loss the Larks are now 25-15 on the season and 0-4 in the second half.
The Larks second half struggles continued here tonight as the Thunder Bay Border Cats put up five runs in the first three innings. Bruce Bell got his first start of the season tonight and gave up five runs and took home the loss on the mound for the Larks. Frank Greco and Matt Butler came on in relief and didn’t allow the Border Cats to score another run.
The offensive attack stranded eight runners on base tonight, and was only able to push across two runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. They put together a two out rally in the bottom of the 9th inning but were unable to get any closer than three runs.
Wyatt Ulrich and Michael Farnell scored the only runs of the game for the Larks and only three hitters in the Larks lineup had two or more hits.
The Larks lost 5-2 and are now 25-15 on the season and 0-4 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they will take on the Willmar Stingers. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 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.