Five Bend Elks pitchers combined to allow just four hits, but it was not enough as the Corvallis Knights edged the Elks 1-0 in a West Coast League baseball game Friday night at Bend’s Vince Genna Stadium.
The Elks dropped to 4-15 and have lost eight of their last nine games.
The Knights’ Cameron Haskell scored from third base on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning, and that was all the scoring Corvallis (10-5) needed.
Starting pitcher Khalil Rivera threw five innings for Bend, giving up just three hits and striking out three batters. Grant Crosby pitched two innings, giving up just one hit.
The Knights’ pitching was impressive as well, as starter Daniel Slominski pitched 72⁄3 innings, gave up just three hits and struck out four Elks.
Ian Nowak, Alex Pallios and Collin Runge were the only players to get hits for Bend, which hosts Corvallis on Saturday and Sunday.
— Bulletin staff report