Back home in Bismarck, the Larks returned to their winning ways Tuesday night.
Zack Gregory went four-for-four as the Larks snapped a two-game skid with a 6-4 victory over the Rochester Honkers. The Larks improved to 10-5 ahead of a doubleheader on Wednesday. First pitch of game 1 requires an early wakeup call with game time set for 9:30. Game 2 is at 7:05 p.m.
The Larks jumped in front with three straight singles to start the game.
Gregory, who raised his batting average to .391, led it off with a base hit. Cooper Bowman followed with another single to put two runners on. Hitting third, Cole singled into right field to make it 1-0 Larks.
The home team was back at it one inning later.
Singles to start the inning by Wyatt Ulrich and Alex Peterson put the Larks in business. One out later, Gregory got his second hit of the game to score Ulrich for a 2-0 edge.
An errant pickoff throw to first allowed Peterson to score for a 3-0 lead.
The Larks’ next two runs scored without a hit. With the bases loaded, Jack Chernow walked, forcing in Bowman. Next man up, AJ DiFillipo also coaxed a bases on balls to bring in Taylor, making it 5-0.
Hunter Kloke earned the pitching victory for the Elks, firing five strong innings, allowing two runs – one earned – on one hit. The lefty fanned four. Bradley Collins followed with two scoreless frames.
Taylor and Peterson added two hits each.