(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)
Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster
BISMARCK, ND– The bats came alive in tonight’s game against the Duluth Huskies, coming away with a huge 7-1 victory that snapped a five game losing streak dating back to August 5th. The Larks are now 37-33-1 on the season and 12-22-1 in the second half.
In game number 71 of 72 in the Northwoods League regular season, Danny Kuhn started on the mound for the Larks and pitched a stellar five innings on the mound and didn’t allow a single run while allowing two hits and striking out three batters.
The Larks scored one run in the bottom of the 1st inning when Braden Williams singled into right field scoring Mike Farnell. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Wyatt Ulrich started his impressive day, with a double down the left field life which scored Jeff Mayes from first base. Ulrich came around to score on a wild pitch.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Ulrich drove in Conner Bock on a single into center field that gave the Larks a 4-0 lead.
The Larks scored two more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning when Matt Warkentin and Ulrich came to give the Larks a 6-0 lead.
Zack Jones came on in relief after Kuhn threw five strong innings and Jones gave up one run over the course of his four innings of work. He allowed his only run in the top of the 7th inning but it was an unearned run.
Bismarck scored one more run in the bottom of the 8th inning, when Kyle Stevens scored his first and only run of the game.
The Larks won 7-1 and are now 37-33-1 on the season and 12-22-1 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow against the Duluth Huskies starting at 1:05. 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.