Local product Justin Erlandson an everyday starter as a freshman at Scottsdale
Former Bend High Lava Bear Justin Erlandson is hitting .283 and is starting in the outfield for Scottsdale Community College. Justin has 36 hits in 127 at bats with 5 doubles, 2 triples and a homer. He has a .376 on base percentage. Justin will be retuning to Bend this summer with the Bend Elks.
Carls Jr extends its sponsorhip for 2014 season
Fans can redeem their game ticket at any of the 3 Carls Jr restaurants in Central Oregon for discounts and deals when dining. Thank you Renea Hutchings and all the staff at Carls jr In Central Oregon for supporting the Bend Elks Baseball Club!
Elks deep in local talent
Corban College Sophomore outfielder Landon Front ranks seventh in the NAIA West with a .333 batting average while hitting at the top of the Corban lineup. He is second on team with 10 doubles and in steals with seven. The Bend, Oregon native played in the OSAA 5A State Championship game with the Summit Storm in 2012.
Ball Gveaway Night set for July 15th
Thanks to our friends at Cascade Natural Gas, 500 baseballs will be tossed out on $2 Tuesday July 15th when the Elks take on Top Speed from Sonoma, California. 811 Call Before You Dig T-shirts will also be handed out to fans as well as logo'd baseballs.
Individual game tickets to each Elks game are now available for purchase. Go to the ticket link for ticket information. The Elks enter their 15th season of play at venerable Vince Genna Stadium.
Elks Zack Close earns Player of the Week Honors
Zack Close earned Player of The Week honors in the MidWest Collegiate Conference. Zack went 8 for 14, hitting 571 with 8 RBI/s and a double and HR. For the season Close is ranked 11th in batting average in the conference, hitting .349 with 29 hits in 83 at bats. Close, a junior at NAIA Level AIB College Of Business in Des Moines, Iowa.
Five Buck Fridays at Elks games in 2014
With 8 Fridays on the home schedule this summer, the Bend Elks have set up a special $5 Friday plan. General Admission tickets on Fridays will be $5. A small soda and hotdog will be $5. Additional $5 features will be at various concession stands, too. First Friday is Opening Night when the Elks take on the Corvallis Knights to start the team's 15th season at venerable Vince Genna Stadium. 7 different WCL opponents will play the Elks on $5 Fridays.
Treasure Valleys' Jerren Larimer off to good start for Chukars
Jerren Larimer, a local standout from Crook County High School, is off to a solid start for Treasure Valley CC. He has played in 17 games recording 19 hits in 53 AB's with 5 doubles, 11 RBI's and a .358 batting average. In 2012 Jarren played for the Bucks, in 2013 he played for both the Bucks and the Elks. He is making a serious run at earning a spot on the Elks roster this summer. Last summer Jerren had 37 plate appearances, recording 6 hits and a .162 batting average.
Seattle Mariner Moose visits Fieldhouse
On Sunday March 30 a meet and greet with former Mariner catcher Dave Valle and the Mariner Moose visited the Fieldhouse! Dave, a former big league catcher with the Mariners talked to kids about his experiences playing with Edgar Martinez and Jr Griffey. He also took questions from the kids about throwing a baseball and the basics of stepping to the plate and making a good swing on the first good pitch you see. The Mariner Moose then entertained the kids with an autograph and photo op.
Hawks Brunson leads team in several offensive categories.
Kenton Brunson is hitting .484 with 15 hits in 31 AB's for Columbia Basin. He ranks 2nd in the NWAACC East Division in batting average, 2nd in runs and hits and first in RBI's at 14. Brunson has recored 1 HR, 5 doubles along with 6 walks tallying an OBP of .568. Brunson and the Hawks are tied for first in the NWAACC East with a 7-1 mark. Kenton will be in Bend with the Elks this summer.
Gunnar Buhner off to solid start at ACU
Gunnar Buhner, a freshman infielder at Abilene Christian University is hitting an impressive .316 for the Wildcats starting in all 17 games. Buhner plays along side former Bend Elks Seth Spivey and Kyle Guisti.