Written By: Cody Shook, Larks Broadcaster

ROCHESTER, MN– The Bismarck Larks came out on the wrong side of a 4-1 decision against the Rochester Honkers. Hendry Rodriguez started on the mound for the Larks and took home the hard luck loss even though he only allowed three runs in seven innings. The Larks fall to 10-7 on the season and in a tie for second place in the Northwoods League Standings.

Rodriguez was lights out on the mound except for the third inning where three runs came around to score. He pitched five, 1-2-3 innings and struck out six batters. Evan Miller came into the game on the mound in the eighth inning and allowed one run to make it a 4-0 ballgame.

The bats were asleep all night as they scattered six hits and had one big rally late in the ninth inning that saw the bases loaded with nobody out. Matt Warkentin drove one deep into center field to drive in the only run of the game for the Larks and made it first and third with one out, down by three runs. The game would then end on a groundball double play up the middle.

The Larks fall by the score of 4-1 and are now 10-7 on the season. They will be back in action tomorrow night against the Rochester Honkers at Mayo Field with first pitch scheduled for 7:05PM. Catch all the action on the road at 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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