Bend starter Kris Jackson gave up two doubles and a run on his first five pitches, and the Elks never caught up in a 6-3 loss to the Gresham GreyWolves on Friday evening at Vince Genna Stadium.
The Elks were swept at home for the first time this season and have lost four straight for the third time. The Elks (7-8 second half, 19-23 overall) fell to last place in the West Coast League second-half South Division standings.
Jackson (4-3) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks in five innings and ended a streak of 16 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.
The Elks closed the score to 4-2 in the sixth inning on back-to-back RBI singles from Jack Pauley and Charlie Maxwell, but the GreyWolves (7-7, 17-24) answered with two runs in the seventh.
Elks pinch hitter Cal Waterman hit his second home run of the season, both coming in this series, in the ninth inning.
Bend heads north for a three-game series at Kelowna beginning Saturday evening. The Elks took two of three games from the North Division first-half champions in Bend last month.
— Bulletin staff report