(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks lost 4-2 against the Mankato MoonDogs in a very long game that saw a total of 20 hits between the two teams combined. The Larks are now 36-29-1 overall and 11-18-1 in the second half.

Zack Jones started on the mound for the Larks and gave up two runs through the first four innings and then gave up a two-run home run in the top of the 5th inning which gave Mankato a 4-0 lead.

The Larks started chipping away after that, scoring one run in the bottom of the 5th inning when Ripken Reyes hit a triple into right-centerfield and then Mike Farnell hit a single to get the Larks on the board.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Carson Bartels hit a double down the left field line that scored Matt Warkentin to make it a 4-2 game.

The Larks stranded 13 runners on the base paths in this afternoon’s game and just weren’t able to get that big hit against Mankato.

The Larks lost 4-2 and are now 36-29-1 on the season and 11-18-1 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow at 7:05 against the Mankato MoonDogs as they travel to Mankato. 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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