Who are the Bend Elks?
The Bend Elks are a collegiate wood bat summer league team. Our players come from across the country playing for all different levels of college baseball who still have college eligibility, meaning our players range from incoming freshman to about-to-be seniors in ever level of college baseball. The Bend Elks play in the West Coast League and is considered one of the premier collegiate summer league teams across the country.
How do we choose our players?
During early fall we reach out to different programs and sometimes they contact us about placing players with us. We place an emphasis on being a local team, wanting to get as many players who attend college or are from the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to get a team that can grow together and feels a part of the community.
Who are our coaches?
We have been able to get a great coaching staff this season! Our head coach is former Major League Pitcher Alan Embree, he will be assisted by Dylan Jones and Blake Woosley. Alan played 17years in the Major Leagues, helping the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2004. Dylan Jones and Blake Woosley are both former Division I baseball players and are currently coaching in the NWAAC for Linn Benton CC and Chemeketa CC.