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Bend at Corvallis

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

CORVALLIS — The long ball kept Bend in the game, but the Elks could not overtake division-leading Corvallis on Wednesday night in a 6-4 West Coast League loss at Oregon State’s Goss Stadium.

Ty Holmstrom hit a solo home run in the third inning, and Brandon Leitgeb’s three-run blast in the fifth got Bend within 5-4. That was it for scoring though for the Elks, who dropped their second straight game in a three-game series with the Knights.

Corvallis entered the game with a slim half-game lead over Portland for first place in the South Division for the second half of the WCL season. Bend remains last in the five-team division entering the series finale Thursday night.

—Bulletin staff report