Thursday, August 4, 2016

In 2004, the American Legion Baseball Committee adopted a new award in memory of Norbert Heimann.  After his devotion to American Legion Baseball for 30 + years in the  Lewiston/Clarkston area and the State of Idaho, Norbert passed away in 2004.

This is a new award and will be given annually.  The award is given to an individual who has participated in the Lewis Clark American Legion program that same year. This award is voted upon by the Cubs players and is presented at the annual awards banquet.

This award is given to a member of the Cubs baseball team who best exemplifies the philosophy of Lewis Clark American Legion Baseball and presents themselves in a sportsmanship manner both on and off the field.  Other qualities that are considered for selection of this award are: involvement in off the field activities, leadership ability both on and off the field, and willingness to give of themselves and time toward helping themselves and others.

This individual also needs to have a recognizable respect shown for his coaches, umpires, teammates, opposing players and fans, as well as his or her adherence to the Legion Code of Conduct.



In 1994, the American Legion Baseball Committee changed the Annual Merit Award to honor the memory of Dwight Church.  After devoting his life to the development of young adults in the Lewiston/Clarkston area, Dwight passed away during the 1994 Legion Baseball season.

This award has been given annually since 1961 to a participating player of the Lewis Clark American Legion baseball program.  The award is given to an individual who has participated in the Lewis Clark American Legion program that same year. This award is voted upon by the players of the Twins program and is presented at the annual awards banquet.

This award is given to a member of the Twins baseball team who best exemplifies Dwight’s philosophy of Lewis Clark American Legion Baseball and presents themselves in a sportsmanship manner both on and off the field.  Other qualities that are considered for selection of this award are: involvement in off the field activities, leadership ability both on and off the field, and willingness to give of themselves and time toward helping themselves and others.

This individual also needs to have a recognizable respect shown for his coaches, umpires, teammates, opposing players and fans, as well as his or her adherence to the Legion Code of Conduct.


The 2016 Dwight Church Merit Award went to Logan Chase.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Extra innings ends in favor of Boise Caps

BOISE - While it wasn't the win they were hoping for, the Lewis-Clark Twins' 12-inning spectacle - a 13-12 loss to Boise - could be seen as an improvement on the two teams' last meeting.
Tuesday's 10-0 heartbreaker against the Caps sent L-C into the losers' bracket of the Idaho Class AA state tournament. The Twins clawed their way through three days of elimination games, even knocking down Idaho Falls, the last undefeated team in the tournament, with Friday's 6-2 victory, giving them one final shot at the title.
During Saturday's third-place game, the Caps simply outlasted L-C, before going on to defeat Idaho Falls 8-5 in the championship.
"This team has nothing to really hang their heads about," Twins coach Kyle Blackwell said. "(To go) twelve innings with a team like that that turns around a couple hours later and wins a state championship, it's good. ... Even though we didn't finish the way we ultimately wanted to, it wasn't from lack of effort."
After the Caps collected five runs in the home-half of the first inning, it took L-C (38-11) until the third to come up with a decisive response.
With two successive outs to open the top of the third inning, L-C proceeded with six near-consecutive hits, including Jake Munoz's triple and doubles apiece from Riley Way and Luke White, eventually scoring seven runs and taking the lead 8-5.
Finding themselves down 11-10 after the seventh inning, the Twins' opened the eighth with a homerun from Josh Moore.
They'd take the lead 12-11 with another run in the eigth, before the Caps tied the score in the bottom half of the inning. It remained tied at 12 for the next three innings until Boise scored the winning run.
"We missed just a few opportunities, and it ended up costing us," Blackwell said.
The game could have ended in the eleventh, when relief pitcher Logan Chase worked his way out of a no-outs, loaded-bases situtation, making up for an earlier inning when L-C packed the bases with no outs but failed to score a run.
"That's how baseball works," Blackwell said. "It all comes back around."
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Boise Caps 500 321 010 001-13 20 2
Julian Washburn, Michael Murphy (5), Michael Jensen (5), Logan Chase (10) and Cole Grijalva. Colby Paul, Ryan Yost (5), Payton Hamilton (8) and Hunter Wendiel.
Lewis-Clark Twins hits - Riley Way 3 (2B), Jake Munoz 2 (2B, 3B), Chandler Tibbets 3 (2B), Luke White 2 (2B), Jaden Phillips 2 (2B), Danny Robinson, Grijalva 2, Alex Light 2 (2B), Josh Moore (HR).
Boise Caps hits - Jordan Godeny-Scott 2, Wendiel (2B), Brad Jekiech 3, Nolan Jekiech 3 (2 2B), Colby Roberts 3, Carson Wong 3, Garrett Young, Hamilton 2 (2B).

Twins top unbeaten Idaho Falls to stay alive

BOISE - Dalton Stamper held Idaho Falls to two runs long enough for the Twins to mount a sizeable enough advantage behind him, leading L-C to a 6-2 victory over the last unbeaten team at the Idaho Class AA state tournament.
"He wouldn't let me take him off the mound when he hit his pitch count," L-C coach Kyle Blackwell said of Stamper, who pitched to two outs, both strikeouts, into the eighth inning. "(He) threw a heck of a game tonight."
Now, the Twins (38-10) have a chance to avenge their opening-round loss when they face Boise at 10 a.m. PDT today. The winner will play Idaho Falls, which 10-runned Boise on Thursday, in the title game at 2 p.m. PDT.
"They're a good team, they've got college guys returning," Blackwell said of the Caps, who mercy-ruled a scoreless Twins team in six innings on Tuesday. "These next two games are gonna be battles."
L-C didn't put up much of a fight after responding to the Bandits' single run in the first innings, with Luke White hitting a solo home run in the top of the second to level the score.
"We were kind of slow starting (off)," Blackwell said, noting that immediately after White's homer the team "went dormant" for the next couple of innings.
"We left some guys stranded, too. In all reality we didn't play our best game tonight."
According to Blackwell, it came down to the final innings of the game. L-C scored five runs in the final three, "and put that force on in the seventh. I was proud of them for that."
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Idaho Falls Bandits 100 010 000-2 6 2
Dalton Stamper, Mikel Jensen (8) and Jackson Fuller. Jacob Hawkes, Andrew Gregersen and Jace Jones.
Lewis-Clark Twins hits - Riley Way 3 (2B), Jake Munoz 3 (2B), Chandler Tibbits, Luke White (HR), Josh Moore, Kolt Olson.
Idaho Falls Bandits hits - Jones, Brandon Bialas (2B), Hunter Leavitt (2B), Bryson Tibbets, Conner Whitbeck 2 (2B).

Twins win at State for 2nd straight day

BOISE - The Treasure Valley Stars kept up early, but the Lewis-Clark Twins eventually pulled away with five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to emerge with a 11-7 win Thursday, their second straight victory at the Idaho Class AA state tournament at Timberline High.
The Twins were led offensively by Kolt Olson, who banged out five hits - all of them singles. L-C catcher Jackson Fuller, with three hits, had a team-high four RBI.
The Stars scored in each of the first three innings to take a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the third, but L-C would take the advantage back with four runs to make it 6-5.
The Twins added some cushion with one run in the fifth and four more in the sixth. Meanwhile, L-C pitcher Tyler Poe found his groove and held the opponent scoreless until he was pulled in the seventh inning.
"That's a good lineup, the ball flies down here, too," L-C coach Kyle Blackwell said. "He kind of settled in after the second there. They jumped on us and he found a rhythm and pitched tough."
Jaden Phillips reached base four times, notching two hits and drawing two walks. Danny Robinson had two hits, including a home run, and Josh Moore tacked on two more with a triple.
One of the final four teams remaining, L-C plays at 6 p.m. PDT against the Idaho Falls Bandits.
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Lewis-Clark 024 014 x00-11 17 1
Riley Harris, Matt Murphy (4), Nick Palomo (7) and Geraldo Castenada. Tyler Poe, Logan Chase (7) and Jackson Fuller.
Treasure Valley hits - AJ Wagenman 2 (2B), Casey Rodriguez 2 (2B), Jerred Seamons 2 (HR), Murphy 2 (HR), Kapen Burke 3 (2B), Castenada, Connor Benear 2.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way (3B), Jake Munoz (2B), Chandler Tibbits, Josh Moore 2 (3B), Jaden Phillips 2 (2B), Danny Robinson 2 (HR), Fuller 3, Kolt Olson 5.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

White-powered Twins top Poky

BOISE - Luke White crushed two home runs and the Lewis-Clark Twins barely hung on against the Pocatello Runnin' Rebels, winning 13-12 to keep their Legion season alive at the Idaho Class AA state tournament at Timberline High.
L-C's journey through the losers' bracket continues today at noon against the Boise Gems.
"We were more of ourselves today," said Twins coach Kyle Blackwell, whose club fell flat the day before in a 10-0 loss to the Boise Capitals. "More of what we've been throughout the summer and what we're capable of."
The Twins continued to struggle on the mound, conceding 12 hits and a slew of free passes. But these were mistakes L-C could afford on a day that saw the offense produce 16 hits, which included four extra-base hits.
White had a single to go with his two homers, Cole Grijalva finished with three hits including a double, while Chandler Tibbits, Josh Moore, Jaden Phillips and Danny Robinson all collected multiple base knocks.
"We'll take a 'W' on this side of the bracket any way we can get it," said Blackwell, who expects a tough test from the Gems today. "They're good. They can pitch pretty dang good."
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Lewis-Clark Twins 211 071 10x-13 16 5
Hunter Roubidoux, Dillon Chandler (5) and Quinton Standley. Julian Washburn, Michael Murphy (7), Logan Chase (8) and Cole Grijalva.
Pocatello hits - Roubidoux, Kyle Cooper, Standley 3, Dawson Keller 2 (2B), Hayden Foltz 2 (HR), Austin Wilding 2 (2B), Landon Carr 2.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way, Alex Light, Chandler Tibbits 2, Luke White 3 (2 HR), Josh Moore 2 (2B), Jaden Philips 2, Danny Robinson 2, Grijalva 3 (2B).

2015-2016 Executive Board

Elections for the 2015-2016 L-C American Legion Baseball Executive Board were held at the annual meeting and the new/returning officers are:

President: Tom Woods*
Past President: Patti Meshishnek*
Vice President: Alex Tibbits
Secretary: Wendy Powell*
Treasurer: Shelly Scott
Members at Large: Linc Way*, Steve Moore*, Amy Grijalva*, Dave Pint

*denotes returning member

Thanks to all for their commitment!


for the Love of the Game

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2014 Harris Field

2014 Harris Field