Elks Eliminated From Playoffs; Vince Genna Stadium to Host More Baseball

The Bend Elks lost last night to the Cowlitz Black Bears 8-7. The Elks jumped out to an early 5-0 advantage after 3 innings but saw that lead slip away by the 7th when the Black Bears plated five runs of their own. Cowlitz scored two more in the 8th to seal the ballgame.

With this loss, the Elks are eliminated from playoff contention as the Yakima Valley Pippins scooped up the fourth playoff spot in the South Division. They won their final four games of the regular season to dispatch the Elks who lost seven of their final 10 games.

The West Coast League playoffs begin this week. Find details at

Looking to October, the Elks announced a showcase exhibition game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Vince Genna Stadium! The two teams will meet at 1:05 on October first. Tickets are available at

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