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When: 6:35 p.m. Friday

VICTORIA, British Columbia — Bend and Victoria played a rare West Coast League matinee game on a getaway day Wednesday, and there was no complaining about the early finish from the Elks.

They couldn’t get out of Canada soon enough.

Victoria dropped 17 runs on the Elks for the second straight game and capped a sweep of their three-game series with a 17-5 win.

Bend actually led 4-2 in the fourth inning after Dayton Provost’s two-run double broke a 2-2 tie. But the HarbourCats answered with seven runs in the home half of the fourth, a rally that included Jason Willow’s three-run homer — one of four Victoria home runs in the game.

Jason Bush had three hits, all singles, to lead the Elks’ nine-hit attack.

Bend had won three straight WCL games and six in a row overall before heading north of the border for the second half of a six-game road trip. The Elks lost 5-3 on Monday night to the HarbourCats, who drubbed Bend 17-7 on Tuesday night before Wednesday’s romp.

The Elks, now 5-7 in league play, are off Thursday before opening a six-game homestand Friday night.

—Bulletin staff report

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