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Bend at ­Yakima Valley

When: 6:35 p.m. Thursday

YAKIMA, Wash. — One night, the Bend Elks hold Yakima Valley to a single run — and lose.

The next night, they outhit the Pippins 14-11, score seven runs in a single inning — and lose again.

So it goes for a team on a losing streak.

The Elks’ longest slide of the season reached six games Wednesday night when Yakima Valley overcame a 9-3 deficit to win 13-11 in the second game of a three-game West Coast League series.

Not that there were no bright spots for the visiting Elks, whose seven-run fourth inning was fueled by five hits. For the game, four Bend players had two hits each, including Vinny Zavolta, who drove in three runs. And Jake Jarvis had three hits, including a solo home run in the second inning, his third round-tripper of the season.

But six Bend pitchers combined to walk 10 batters. And with the help of three errors, the Elks allowed four unearned runs.

Still last in the South Division standings at 2-6 for the second half of the WCL season, Bend wraps up the first half of a six-game road trip on Thursday night against the Pippins before starting a three-game set at Cowlitz on Friday night.

— Bulletin staff report

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