LARKS FALL AT MANKATO
Tristen Carranza clubbed two home runs for the Bismarck Larks, but Mankato opened the second half of the season with a 9-4 home victory on Wednesday.
Carranza had a solo shot in the second and a two-run blast in the third for the Larks, who clinched the Northwoods League North Division first half title on Tuesday night in Bismarck.
Mankato outhit the Larks 12-5 on Wednesday. Brandon Barna added a pair of doubles for the Larks, who went 25-11 in the first half of the season.
Mankato pitcher Adam Lukas piled up 11 strikeouts in six innings of work on the mound.
The two teams play again tonight at 7:05.