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Larks Walk-Off the Huskies

Bismarck’s Collymore hits Walk-Off in early nominee for Game of the Year

 

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Zach Linfield, zachlinfield@gmail.com

 

Bismarck, N.D. – The first road trip of the season for the Huskies started in an eerie way when the lights at Bismarck Municipal Stadium flipped on and off after Bismarck’s Khalid Collymore smacked a single to win 3-2 Wednesday night. The Huskies fell to the Larks in their first matchup since late 2019. Both teams entered the game at 1-1 and this game marked the beginning of the second home series for Bismarck.

 

Tony Cortez started the game for the Huskies and the Stanislaus State product impressed in his first start of the season. Kept on a pitch count, he tossed three innings and allowed one unearned run in the 1st inning. Although he walked four, he also struck out four with some nifty off-speed pitches. To match him, Jacob Wesselmann threw for the Larks and after throwing two complete games during his spring season at Briar Cliff University, he threw six innings and allowed only three hits, two runs, and struck out seven. The Larks then threw five different relief pitchers, only allowing two hits. On Duluth’s end, Tyler Meyer shined for the Huskies. Another Stanislaus State player that threw three and two-thirds innings and only hit one batter.

 

Offensively, Ryan McDonald was one of the lone bright spots for the Huskies, except for Cason Tollett who walked twice. In his first appearance of the season for the Huskies, McDonald went 3-3 with a two-run home run in the 4th inning. Khalid Collymore, drafted by the Larks in the Thunder Bay Draft, came through in the 10th against Huskies’ reliever, Eli Sundquist, who picks up his first loss of the season. The Huskies will try and even it out in the two-game set tomorrow night at 6:35 PM.

 

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