Black Bears snap three-game skid

2013-07-30T23:30:00Z 2013-07-31T16:12:51Z Black Bears snap three-game skidBy The Daily News Longview Daily News
July 30, 2013 11:30 pm  • 

The Cowlitz Black Bears snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Bend Elks in West Coast League play Tuesday night at Vince Genna Stadium in Bend.

Kyle Knigge tied the game at 2-all with an RBI single in the top of the fifth inning and Paul Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk to bring in the go-ahead run later in the frame.

That was all the run support the Bears pitching staff would need. Right-handed reliever Billy Sahlinger held the Elks bats hitless the final three innings to finish off game-winner Cody Rogina’s solid start (two runs, five hits, one walk and three strikeouts in six innings).

The Bears (21-22) banged out 10 hits, led by two-hit nights from Knigge, Derrick Salberg and Ryan Littlefield, to hand Bend (26-17, second in South Division) its first loss in four games.

Cowlitz faces Bend in the second game of the three-game set Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.

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