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Fall Instructional Camp Oct 18-19
The Bend Elks Baseball Club held its Fall Instructional camp Oct 18/19 at Vince Genna Stadium. Former Oregon State stars Aaron Mathews and Scott Anderson along with Tommy Richards were the camp instructors.

Elks drew 50,423 fans in 2014
The Bend Elks drew an average of 1,417 fans in 27 West Coast League home games and total attendance of 50,423 (which includes 7 non league games) at Vince Genna Stadium. On behalf of the entire Bend Elks organization, we thank all of our fans, sponsors and companies for your support in 2014. Our BBQ decks were full most every night, our fence sign space was fully booked and our concessions were busy each and every night. Read Grant Lucas, Bend Bulletin report:

October 18-19 store wide-Sale, Bend Fieldhouse
The weekend of Oct 18 and 19 the Fieldhouse will have its annual Fall Clearance Sale. There will be a 50% off table, as well as all metal bats and baseball gloves will be marked down 30%.

Retirement now set for Jim and MaryAnn as Elks deal is final
Jim and Mary Ann Richards in Minnesota this past week with grandson Jack starting to transition into their retirement. Owners of the Bend Elks since its inception in 2000, celebrated their 15th season at venerable Vince Genna Stadium this past summer. Homer was not the only one to retire after 15 seasons...

Preliminary Agreement reached to sell the Club
A preliminary agreement has been reached for the sale of the Bend Elks Baseball Club to Let’s Play Ball, LLC, Elks General Manager Jim Richards announced today. The sale would include the Elks summer collegiate team and the Bend Fieldhouse at Vince Genna Stadium.

Approval from the Bend Park & Recreation District, which owns Genna Stadium, is among the details to be finalized before the sale of the West Coast League team is complete.

Fall Ball registration now underway
The Bend Elks 2014 Fall Ball registration is now underway. A workout is scheduled for Saturday Sept 6 to form teams. Three to four high school aged teams will participate in a 12 game season with most games during the week. Weekends will be reserved for out of town teams or instructional camps.
It is expected a 13/14 year team will be formed with primarily focus on fundamentals with one of two tournaments being entered for this age group.

Fall Prospect Camp set for Sept 27/28
The 3rd Annual Fall Baseball Prospect Camp starts Saturday September 27th. An impressive list of NW collegiate coaches will be in Bend including Oregon Ducks coach Dean Stiles. The 2 day camp is includes a high school division and a youth division.

Knights walkoff in bottom of the 9th eliminates Elks
Corvallis Knights DH Kevin Kline came to the plate and drove the only pitch that reliever Louis Cohen threw to him over the left field wall for a walk off game winning 2 run home run. Cohen seemed in complete command since taking over in the 7th for starter Kevin Hamman.

Elks drop Game One in the Playoffs 2-1
Angel Landuzuri and Chris Bishop combined to limit Bend to five hits in leading the visiting Corvallis Knights to a 2-1 victory in game one of the best of three West Coast League semi-finals playoff series Tuesday evening at Vince Genna Stadium.
Billy King (photo) slugged a solo home run in the fourth inning to provide the only score for the Elks. Brock Carpenter had two hits for Bend.

Two seasoned locals reflect on the Elks playoffs
Turner Gill remembers that late-season collapse all too well. He recalls his Bend Elks needing just one win over the final six games last summer to clinch a spot in the West Coast League playoffs. He can still see the distraught faces of his teammates in the clubhouse after that final game, some of them brought to tears.

“Needing to win one game … and not being able to finish, it was definitely tough,” Gill says.
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