The Bend Elks played a non-league game at Vince Genna Stadium last night and lost 6-4 to North Sound from the Seattle area.
Bend committed several errors, and issued walks, plus a wild pitch led to the defeat. However, the Elks brought the tying run to the plate twice in the 9th inning and couldn’t get a run across.
The Elks have today and Thursday off before they entertain the Cowlitz Black Bears on Friday in the opening game of a three-game series to conclude the West Coast League regular season.
Bend is 25-and-25 overall and currently fourth in the tight South Division standings but remains in contention for a playoff berth. Depending on the outcome of other games tonight, and tomorrow evening the Elks could be all but out of the hunt by the time they return to action Friday.
Bend is 1-1/2 games out from winning the South Division which is held by Corvallis and Cowlitz, who are both tied.