Larks Split Day-Night Double Header
Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster
BISMARCK, ND– At the end of the day, the Bismarck Larks come out on top over the Waterloo Bucks with a 5-0 victory. In game one the Larks fell 6-1 but after both games, the Larks end the day with a 34-27-1 overall record and a 9-16-1 record in the second half.
In game one the Larks struggled to get the bats going, only pushing across one run that came in the first inning but they weren’t able to get anything after that. They stranded 11 runners on the bases in game one and had two chances with bases loaded but weren’t able to bring any of them in. The Larks hit into three double plays which killed all momentum.
The Bucks scored two runs in the third innings, two in the fifth inning and two more in the eighth inning to secure their victory.
In game two things were totally different for the Larks, with Hendry Rodriguez starting on the mound, he pitched eight innings and struck out 10 batters. He was dominate on the mound from start to finish and never allowed the Bucks to come around to score. Matt Munden came on in the top of the 9th inning to finish the game and secure the shutout.
The bats came alive for the Larks in game two when Matt Warkentin hit a three run home run in the bottom of the 4th inning to give the Larks an early lead. In the bottom of the 6th inning, the Larks pushed two more across to give the Larks a 5-0 lead.
Despite hitting into 10 doubles plays in this four game home series, the Larks were able to come out on top in two of four games.
The Larks lost 6-1 in game one and won 5-0 in game two and are now 34-27-1 on the season and 9-16-1 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow at 7:05 against the Willmar Stingers in game one of a two game series. 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.