Osuna's Grand Slam in the 8th does in Gems
Cal State Northridge's Nick Osuna
(photo) hit a grand slam propelling the Elks to a 13-5 win. The Gems had a 4-3 lead going into the 8th when Brock Carpernter hit a solo HR then Osuna hit his 4 bag gem later in the inning. The Elks then added 4 runs in the 9th coasting to a 13-5 win. Carpenter had two hits, Billy King had a triple and Grant Newton went 2 for 3 in the game.
Santa to throw out first pitch Friday Night
Christmas in the Park is set for this Friday Night when the Elks take on the Wenatchee AppleSox at 6:35pm. Santa's Elvs, a Christmas Tree, fun games for kids, candy canes, red ropes and a chance to win a bicycle are all part of the holiday cheer on the 25th of July. The Elks will also welcome Robberson Ford and their employees to the Park.
Elks take two of three in Longview
Oregon State's Billy King (photo) doubled in the 7th with an RBI and singled in the 1st with an RBI leading the Elks to a 5-4 win in Longview, Wa. King leads the Elks in RBI's with 18, 2nd in total hits with 34 and 2nd on the team in runs scored with 20. Patrick McGuff went 5 innings to earn the win, he is tied with Austin Guzzon for the team lead in strikeouts with 38. Kevin Sheets recorded his 7th save of the season.
Solid pitching lifts Elks to 5-1 win in Longivew
Zack Carter (photo) threw 6 innings scattering 4 hits, no runs and 7 strikeouts on Friday night. This is what the Elks needed after a 13 inning game the previous night spent several arms. Louis Cohen picked up his 5th save. The Elks made the most of their 5 hits. Grant Newton hit a 2RBI double in the 5th. Nicky Lopez also delivered a 2 RBI single in the 5th.
Elks blow lead in the 7th, lose in the 13th
The Cowlitz Black Bears tied the game in the 7th with 3 runs and won in the 13th without a hit via 3 walks and a hit batter. Brock Carpenter (photo) had 3 hits for the Elks along with 3 RBIs with 2 doubles on the night. Billy King and Trever Allen also collected 2 hits on the night.
Elks win in the 12th against #10 rank team Top Speed
The 3 Bend Elk All Stars came up big Tuesday night. Arizona State OF Jake Peevyhouse went 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs and was at the plate in the 12th taking a 4 pitch walk to win it with the bags loaded. Creighton's Nicky Lopez went 2 for 6 with 3 RBIs and had the big hit in the 12th with a single. Kevin Sheets (photo) from Abilene Christian University threw 1 and 1/3 scoreless ball in the 10 and 11th. The Elks played in front of their largest crowd of the season, 2,673
Bend Bulletin sports reporter Grant Lucas on our Concessionaire Extraordinaire Rod Foster
Barely shaded from a sun still blazing on this early Wednesday evening, Rod Foster begins his shift. He is posted up just inside the main gate at Vince Genna Stadium, helping direct fans to their seats as they file in for the Bend Elks’ West Coast League summer collegiate baseball game against the Klamath Falls Gems. But by the third inning, “Hod Rod” Foster, as he is commonly known, emerges from the shadows ready to rouse the ballpark crowd.
Elks upended by Yakima 3-1
Although the Elks lost 3-1 on Saturday Night, fans enjoyed the ice cream supplied by long time Elks sponsor Eberhard's Dairy! On the field it was good to see Grant Newton (flu) and Nick Osuna (broken nose) back in the lineup on saturday. Both collected 2 hits apiece for Bend. The Elks take a two day break before returning for a Tuesday and Wednesday series against Top Speed from Sonoma California.
SunDevils come up big in Elks win over Yakima
Trever Allen (photo)launched a solo HR over the centerfield fence to tie the game in the 6th then ASU teammate Jake Peevyhouse ripped a 2 run triple in the 7th as the Elks went on the beat Yakima 6-3 on Friday to even the series at a game apiece. Game 3 of the series is Saturday night at 6:35pm. Western Oregon's Jesse Pratt pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief of Patrick McGuff to get the win, he is 3-0 on the season. Louis Cohen got the save in the 9th.
Eberhard's Dairy Ice Cream Social Saturday Night!
Our good friends at Eberhard's Dairy will be at Vince Genna Stadium Saturday night with tubs of ice cream for our fans! Eberhard's will also enjoy the BBQ deck with employees and family. Like the Bend Elks, Eberhard's is a family owned business. The experienced staff at Eberhard's Dairy consists of 50 people, has over 460 years of combined experience in the dairy products business.