Earlier this week, the Bismarck Larks clinched their first playoff berth in franchise history.

This past Tuesday, the Bismarck Larks beat the St. Cloud Rox, 3-1, in a pitchers duel to claim the title of 'First Half Champions' in the North Division of the Northwoods League.

The win put the Larks at 25-11 for the first half of the season as they pulled ahead of the Duluth Huskies by a full game to secure a playoff spot.

Hendry Rodriguez pitch 8 2/3 innings for the Larks surrendering just one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out nine in a clutch performance.

Check out the video of the final out that put the Larks into the postseason.

The Larks won their last four straight games and nine of their last ten during the first half of the season to climb to the top of the standings. The second half of the season is now underway as of last night (July 4th).

The First Half Champs will host a first-round game when it comes time for the postseason. The Northwoods League playoffs begin on Monday, August 13th.

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