Southeast Missouri State's Cole Ferguson hits first HR for RedHawks
Cole Ferguson's first year at Southeast Missouri is off to a solid start this spring. Ferguson, a JC transfer from Western Nevada, leads the Redhawks in hitting with a .355 average. He has recorded 11 hits in 31 AB's, leading the team in slugging percentage at .548. Cole hit his first HR against Indiana University-Purdue last week. Cole attended North Salem High School in Salem and will be in Bend this summer with the Elks.
Free Kids Wednesdays are back!
Thanks to our partners at Sunriver Home Owners Association and SHARC Aquatic Center, the Bend Elks are pleased to announce Free Kids Wednesdays are back for 2014! There are 3 Wednesdays during the 2014 season where kids aged 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Friday Night Lights are back ! !
The Bend Elks are pleased to announce 4 upcoming Friday Night Youth Baseball Clinics at the Fieldhouse that are for ages 7-12. Elks coaches will staff a series of workout stations concentrating on the proper baseball fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching and catching. Fun games and competition will be part of each night's activity. These Friday Night clinics are popular so register early!
Seattle U's Conner Moore named WAC pitcher of the week
Seattle sophomore pitcher Connor Moore has been named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Moore shut down the UC Davis Aggies for seven innings, giving up only three hits and one walk while striking out a career-high six batters. He was efficient in his start, throwing 79 pitches, and he allowed just one Aggie baserunner to reach third base as he was locked in a pitcher’s duel that eventually went to the Redhawks, 2-1. Moore will be in Bend this summer.
Bend Fieldhouse to work with big league instructors
The Bend Fieldhouse is aligning with Brady Clark Baseball LLC to perform baseball instruction throughout the year. Clark, a 9 year major leaguer is teaming up with current New York Yankees hitting instructor Kevin Long to provide baseball instruction nationwide in the off season.
Cap Night set for June 27th !
American Licorice and The Center have renewed their Cap Night sponsorship for 2014. These cool looking caps will be passed out to the first 1,000 fans in the gate on Friday Night June 27th when the Elks take on the Walla Walla Sweets.
Beavers to send New Zealand and Montana standouts to Bend
The Oregon State Beavers plan to send two more standouts to Bend this summer.
Makauley Fox, the top pitching prospect in New Zealand is a freshman at Oregon State. Fox, a 6-foot-3 left-hander, pitched five shutout innings for the New Zealand Diamondblacks against Thailand in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers. "Mak" turned down 6 major league team offers for Oregon State.
Elks start to plan for 15th season
The 2014 season schedule has been released. The Elks will play 33 home games at historic Vince Genna Stadium.
We are now taking reservations for season tickets, BBQ deck functions other events. Come out to the ball park and celebrate our 15th season!.
Oregon Duck camp canceled
Due to weather and the pass being unsafe to travel, the baseball camp with Oregon Duck coach Dean Stiles has been canceled for this weekend. Bend South Little League has their tryouts Saturday morning from 9-3pm. From 3-5pm the Elks 14U team will be working out followed by the Elks 12U team workout at 5-7pm. Open cage time is 7-9pm Saturday night and Sunday open cage time is 12-5pm.
Elks sign two from Abilene Christian
Freshman infielder Gunnar Buhner is from Issaquah, Washington. Gunnar is a versitle infielder that can play anywhere. Buhner is expected to challenge for the starting 2nd base job as a freshman. Born in Bellevue, Gunnar is the son of former Seattle Mariner star Jay Buhner.
Joining Buhner is teammate Kevin Sheets, a junior RHP from Briar, Washington.