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When: 6:35 p.m. Tuesday

For a time, it appeared the Bend Elks might finally have gotten over on the Victoria HarbourCats.

But a pair of eighth-inning homers put visiting Victoria on top to stay as the HarbourCats downed the Elks 7-5 on Sunday night to complete a sweep of the three-game West Coast League series at Vince Genna Stadium.

The result also gave Victoria a six-game series sweep for the season against a Bend team that lost its fourth in a row overall to match its longest losing streak of the year.

The Elks now embark on a six-game road trip starting Tuesday night at Yakima Valley. Their next home game, following the WCL All-Star break, will be a nonleague contest July 25 against Northwest Star Academy.

Bend overcame a 2-0 deficit Sunday with a five-run sixth inning that featured a two-run homer by Zach Needham, his second home run of the season.

Victoria, first-half winner of the WCL North and second-half division leader, scored a run in the seventh and four in the eighth to take a 7-5 lead.

The Elks nearly tied it in the home half of the eighth, but a two-out drive by Gabe Gonzalez over the left-field fence that would have been a two-run homer was ruled a foul ball.

Coen Wynne, Bend’s standout reliever, endured his poorest outing of the season and was saddled with the loss. The right-hander from Sydney, Australia, gave up his first two home runs of the season and issued his first two walks over 12⁄3 innings.

— Bulletin staff report

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