(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks showed up early in 6-1 victory over the Rochester Honkers as they were able to score all six runs in the first two innings. Hendry Rodriguez started on the mound for the Larks and dominated, only allowing three hits and one earned run. The Larks improve to 14-9 on the season and remain in a tie for second place in the Northwoods League.

The Larks started the bottom of the first inning with four consecutive hits. Cristian Montes, Ripken Reyes, and Kyle Stevens hit singles to load the bases and then Tristen Carranza came up and hit a double down the left field line to drive in two runs. Stevens would score when Chase Coker reached base on an error made by the second basemen. Carranza scored while a double play was turned on the infield to make it a 4-0 game.

Matt Warkentin started the bottom of the second with a single up the middle and scored on a wild pitch. Reyes got on base for his second of four times in the bottom of the second and later came around to score when Carranza drove him in for his third RBI of the game to make it 6-1.

Rodriguez was lights out on the mound, only allowing one run in the top of the second inning. After that he locked in and only allowed one hit over the next five innings. Evan Miller and Jeff Lindgren closed the door on the mound only allowing two more hits and striking out three batters.

The Larks won by a score of 6-1 and are now 14-9 on the season. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow night against the Rochester Honkers with first pitch scheduled for 7:35 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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