(Photo Courtesy: Lyle Ripplinger)

Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

BISMARCK, ND– The Bismarck Larks came out on the wrong end of a 24-1 game against the Makato MoonDogs and are now 29-21 on the season and 4-10 in the second half.

A 15 run top of the 9th inning sealed the deal on a victory for Mankato as four different pitchers came on to pitch and were just unable to get that final out. It was a long game for the Larks and things never really went their way.

In the first inning the MoonDogs scored five runs and they never lost the lead after that. The Larks scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning when Tristen Carranza walked to lead off the inning and came around to score when Kyle Stevens hit a double down the left field line.

The MoonDogs score two more in the 6th inning, two in the 8th, and 15 in the top of the 9th inning.

Zack Jones started the game for the Larks and came away with the loss. The Larks only strung together four hits and committed five errors in the field.

The Larks lost 24-1 and are now 29-21 on the season and 4-10 in the second half. The Larks will be back in action on the 19th against the Duluth Huskies to start a four game road trip. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 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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