(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

DULUTH, MN– The Bismarck Larks fell to the Duluth Huskies 5-3 at Wade Stadium in a game that saw all eight combined runs come in the first four innings.

Cruz Daddario started on the mound for the Larks and pitched four innings, allowing five runs, with only three of them being earned. Duluth scored two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning to get the scoring going but the Larks bats didn’t back down there.

Mike Farnell hit a two run home run deep to right field to tie the game 2-2 in the top of the 2nd inning.

The Huskies continued getting guys on base and bringing them around to score as the bottom of the 2nd inning started with a triple and was later brought in with a single.

In the top of 3rd inning, Tristen Carranza hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Ripken Reyes and score the third run of the game for the Larks.

In the bottom of the 3rd and 4th innings, the Huskies put up one run as the leadoff man was able to get on base and come around to score.

The scoring for both teams stopped after that as Corey Treyes come on in relief for the Larks and didn’t allow a single run over the next four innings.

Bismarck left six runners stranded on base and they struck out ten times. Only one extra base hit was recorded and it was the home run off the bat of Farnell.

A very tough loss for the Larks on the road as the second half struggles continue with 20 more games left in the regular season.

The Larks lost 11-4 and are now 29-22 on the season and 4-11 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow night when they take on Duluth in the series finale before heading to Rochester. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 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.


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