(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

BISMARCK, ND– Zack Jones pitched six shutout innings for the Larks which gave them the momentum they needed to take an 8-4 Waterloo Bucks. The Larks improve to 33-25-1 on the season and 8-14-1 in the second half.

The Bismarck Larks scored four runs in the bottom of the 4th inning when Mike Farnell, Kyle Stevens, Matt Warkentin, and Jacob Nesbit came around to score. Carson Bartels hit a double with bases loaded to drive in three runs and take a 4-0 lead.

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Ripken Reyes, Farnell, Stevens, and Warkentin scored to increase the Larks lead to 8-0. They didn’t score anymore runs after that but they didn’t need anymore.

In the top of the 7th inning, the Bucks were able to scratch one across and then in the top of the 9th inning, with two outs they were able to drive in two runs on a double which then made it an 8-4 game. Scott Meylan was able to settle in and get the final out.

The Larks won 8-4 and are now 33-25-1 on the season and 8-14-1 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action tomorrow at 7:05 against the Waterloo Bucks in game two of a four 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

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