Trailing 3-1, the Bend Elks sent eight hitters to the plate in the sixth inning and scored three runs on their way to a 4-3 West Coast League baseball victory over the Wenatchee AppleSox on Sunday at Bend’s Vince Genna Stadium.
Turner Gill and Landon Cray both had RBI hits in the decisive inning for Bend, and Kyle Giusti added a sacrifice fly.
The Elks’ bullpen shut down the AppleSox after starter Garrett Anderson pitched five innings. Kevin Hamann, Eric Melbostad, Cam Booser and David Murillo each pitched a full inning of relief, combining to give up no runs on three hits and striking out four to close out the game.
Gill, Cullen O’Dwyer, Derek Dixon, Tyler Servais and Keach Ballard all had a pair of hits for the Elks.
Bend (25-16 WCL) remains a game behind the Corvallis Knights (26-15) in the South Division.
The two teams conclude their three-game series tonight at 6:35.
— Bulletin staff report