A University of Oregon baseball event planned for next Saturday, Oct. 13, in Bend has been canceled.
Jim Richards, owner and general manager of the summer collegiate Bend Elks baseball club, which was to host the UO event at Vince Genna Stadium, said Friday that the Ducks will not be playing in Bend this fall.
In each of the previous three years, the Oregon team has played an intrasquad game in Bend as part of its fall schedule. The team has also put on free baseball skills clinics for area youngsters.
Richards said UO baseball staff cited transportation issues and a possible shortage of available pitchers as reasons for calling off this year’s trip to Central Oregon.
— Bulletin staff report