(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks went down quietly at home against the Willmar Stingers by a score of 4-2 to fall to 12-9 on the season and in a tie for third place in the Northwoods League standing. Jared Gray got the start on the mound for the Larks and came away with the hard luck loss allowing three runs in a big fifth inning for the Stingers.

The Stingers were able to scatter 13 hits throughout the ballgame and all of them being singles. A team coming into the game with seven triples, seven home runs, and 29 doubles just kept swinging the bats and putting balls into the field where no defense was able to come up with it.

The Larks bats were silenced in front of a huge crown at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. Scoring one run in the fourth inning when Chase Coker hit a single into right field and then stole second and third base. He then scored on a single into left field by Dylan Rock.

In the sixth inning Kyle Stevens lead the bottom half of the inning off with a double into left field and then advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly off of the bat of Tristen Carranza to make it a 3-2 ballgame.

The Stingers added an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning on a single into right field off of the bat of Jayson Newman that scored Matt Rudick to make it a 4-2 game.

The Larks lost by a score of 4-2 and are now 12-9 on the season. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow night against the Willmar Stingers with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Catch all the action on http://mixlr.com/larksbaseball/.

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster


 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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