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Bismarck jumped out early, withstood a La Crosse rally, then held on for a 7-4 victory over the Loggers before 2,518 fans at Copeland Park Monday night.

La Crosse, which embarks on a six-game road beginning with a 6:35 p.m. game today at Duluth, fell to 10-18 on the season.

The Larks (14-14) scored three runs in the top of the second inning, then made it 4-0 in the third off Loggers’ starter Grant Ford, who struck out six, walked four and allowed three earned runs in getting tagged with the loss.

Grant Judkins mug

Judkins

The Loggers, who are 4-6 in their last 10 games, got two runs back in the bottom of the third when Grant Judkins, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound freshman from the University of Iowa, blasted a two-out home run. David Villar had drawn a walk before Judkins’ blast.

The Larks would make it 7-2 with three more runs in the fourth inning. La Crosse answered with one in the fifth, thanks to Ryan Mantle, who doubled, then eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Judkins. Judkins finished 2-for-3 with three RBI.

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Buggs Raplin

Hey, Tribune. Do you realize by your new policy of shutting down early, you're hurting coverage of the Loggers' games. Instead we get features of Loggers players. If I was Dan Kapanke, I'd be ticked off.

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