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Bend at Ridgefield

When: 6:35 p.m. Saturday

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. — The Elks were undone by one tough inning, yielding seven runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning of an 11-2 loss to the Ridgefield Raptors at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Bend pitcher Tanon Mein came on in the fourth inning to relieve Elks’ starter and Bend High School graduate Cole Frey, who had given up four runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts through three innings. Mein struggled, surrendering all seven runs on six hits and three walks while recording just two outs.

Bend reliever Alan Embree came on to finish the fourth and shut out Ridgefield through the remainder of the game.

But the Raptors’ pitchers largely stifled the Elks’ bats. Starter Eli Schubert went six innings for the win, striking out 13 Elks. Reliever Nick Markantonatos fanned three more through three innings.

Zach Needham had two doubles and two runs scored, and Ryan Kaser had two hits and an RBI for Bend.

Every hitter in Ridgefield’s lineup had at least one hit. Michael Hicks and Grayson Sterling each homered.

— Bulletin staff report

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