Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Cubs win 2 over Orofino

L-C Cubs 12-8, Orofino 2-7
In a day full of walk-off wins, the Lewis-Clark Cubs decided to add their names to the list.
After trouncing Orofino, 12-2 in game one of the double-header at Harris Field, Lewis-Clark skipper Ramon Royce said his team was "kicking the ball around a little bit." Eventually, Orofino made it a game, but an error in the seventh eventually brought in the winning run and the Cubs held a 8-7 win and now-4-6 record over the Merchants.
"It's exciting to beat a good team like Orofino and come out with two W's," Royce said. "That's a big boost of confidence. We were playing well defensively and offensively, pitching well. We had all the facets of the game, and I think we did a good job putting it together."
Of everything, Royce says he may be most excited with the play of his pitchers. They combined to only allow two runs in the top two frames of game one - which was called off due to the mercy rule - and survived Orofino's five-spot fourth inning.
Mason Daniel racked up three hits, including two doubles in the night's final game, and the Cubs fought through eight errors to win by an edge.
The Cubs are now 4-6, and will next play at Harris Field Thursday.
Orofino 000 011 x- 2 4 1
Lewis-Clark 600 024 x-12 10 0
Branden Barton, Wyatt Roy (6) and Bolling. Rylen Nimon, Trent Reel (4) and A. Kolb.
Orofino hits - Brayden Turcott (2B), Cameron Olson, Joe Sparano (2B).
Lewis-Clark hits - Tate Berdoy 2 (2B), Recee Shoults, Blaine Acree, Jose Barajas, Cole Mckenzie 2, Gavin Grijalva, Rylen Nimon.
Lewis-Clark 121 201 1-8 5 8
Orofino 001 105 0-7 5 4
Complete statistics not available.

13 innings later Twins Win

Twins 11, Hodgen 10
PENLETON, Ore. - The Lewis-Clark Twins American Legion squad was meant to play a double-header Tuesday night against Hodgen Distributing in Pendleton, Ore.
It was not so, but a 13-inning marathon win sufficed anyhow.
The Twins swatted 13 hits and carded just one run enough in the top of the seventh inning to slip by Hodgen 11-10. The Pendleton party drove in a run in the bottom of the inning, but a hit by pitch that brought in Hayden Woods in the top half of the frame ended up as the clincher.
"It was just determination," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said. "In games like that, where you have this focus, the good teams come out on top."
Once the Twins reached the top half of the seventh, according to Maurer, the offensive life was at its full level. They nabbed two runs in the frame to knot it up, then later survived a bases-loaded situation in the ninth. Pitcher Chris Powell forced a ground-out in a win-situation for Hogden.
Afterwards, a bases loaded moment for Lewis-Clark turned out as pay dirt for the visiting team.
"I'm happy about the way they were present in the biggest moments in that game," Maurer said. "... That's what we have to understand, being in that moment and coming through. We did that today."
The Twins still have not played with their entire 16-man roster suited up. Maurer said this game potentially could signal a new beginning.
"We're starting to take the steps I had belief in at the start of the year," Maurer said. "We're still a long ways off from where we can get, but we're definitely in the right direction ... The last two games, that mind factor. We'll be able to compete in these games when they come."
All but one Twins batter reached base. Terin Judy and Jaden Phillips paced the club with two and three hits each.
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Hodgen 000 410 002 002 1-10 12 6
Copper Lund, Chris Powell (6), Jaden Phillips (10), Hayden Woods (12), Garrett Beckman (13) and Nate Savolainen. Cooper Roberts, Matthew Demianew (7), Ty Beers (13) and Kyle Field.
Lewis-Clark hits - Jaden Phillips 3, Terin Judy 2 (2B), Coy Stout 2, Garrett Beckman 2, Hayden Woods, Tayler Garrett, Chris Powell, Dawson Bonfield.
Hodgen Distributing hits - Logan Weinke 3 (3B), Cooper Roberts 2, Ryan Stahl 2, Chris Large (2B), Matthew Demianew, Tucker Zander, Kyle Field, Ty Beers.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Twins topped twice in tourney

An initial eruption and subsequent smoldering from the Bears of Walla Walla proved too much to overcome for the Twins of Lewis-Clark in an 8-4 defeat. A short while later, a five-spot fourth inning was barely insufficient for the Twins to notch their second win of the year during the Dwight Church Tournament at Harris Field.
The Northstars of Spokane answered right back with a two-run fifth and held Lewis-Clark scoreless over the final two frames to snatch away a 7-6 victory and send Lewis-Clark home empty-handed after a full-day's slate of Legion baseball.
"It's just having an understanding of being in the moment, being present in the moment," Twins skipper Kevin Maurer said. "It's having the every-day mindset. We're just trying to get to that."
Maurer did compliment his team's five-run fourth inning in the loss to Spokane as "one of our best responses of the year."
In the bottom of the seventh in the nightcap, the Twins (1-8) had two on and none out. Two had been hit by pitches, but none would score.
It was a near-replica calamity compared to the first game - where a whiff in the outfield cost Lewis-Clark two runs - but Maurer said improvement is in the foreseeable future.
"We'll start to break through," he said. "First we got beat by 15, then by four. We're limiting mistakes and giving ourselves opportunities."
"The first couple of innings we were having trouble finding the strike zone, but we figured it out through the next couple," Maurer said. "We definitely caught on and got more engaged later ... We had some opportunities in that game, we just weren't able to fully put it together."
Although Lewis-Clark's Coy Stout was able to belt three hits in the first game, including a double and two RBI, the Twins failed to be touched by the same offensive aptitude that struck the Bears. It was the Walla Walla offensive distribution that made the difference - six batters reached and three of them notched two hits a piece.
The Twins' Hayden Woods matched Stout's performance in the second game. With Stout on the mound, holding the Northstars scoreless through two innings, Woods' bat caught ablaze. Like Stout, he went 3-for-4, hit a double and drove in a run to provide life for Lewis-Clark.
Stout went five innings, struck out three and allowed seven hits and five runs.
The Twins' Terin Judy started on the mound against Walla Walla, and although he lasted 51/3, he also allowed nine hits and walked five. Stout was 3-for-4, including a double and two RBI.
In the nightcap, Stout took the loss after allowing seven runs (five earned) in five innings of work. He struck out three, but allowed seven hits.
Walla Walla 122 003 0-8 9 1
Lewis-Clark 101 200 0-4 6 4
Ortiz, Golden (4), Norris (6) and Gritz. Judy, Lopez (6) and Woods.
Walla Walla hits - Morris, Knowles 2, K. Morris 2, Gradwohler 2 (2B), Zehner, Golden (2B).
Lewis-Clark hits - Stout 3 (2B), Lopez, Bonfield, Miller.
Spokane 003 220 0-7 7 1
Lewis-Clark 100 500 0-6 7 1
Tayeb Wilson, Elan Kransz (5), Dominic Coleman (6) and Lucas Miracle. Coy Stout, Jaden Phillips (6) and Nate Savolainen.
Spokane hits - Jager Adams 2 (2B), Lucas Miracle, Zarren Nelson, Zak Kubik, Elan Kransz, Dominic Coleman.
Lewis-Clark hits - Hayden Woods 3 (2B), Jaden Phillips (2B), Nate Savolainen, Dawson Bonfield, Mitch Miller.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Grand slam lifts Patriots to first win

 PULLMAN - From a go-ahead grand slam, to a SportsCenter-worthy diving catch, to a coach rushing off the diamond after the game to go to the birth of his new baby. Friday's American Legion baseball doubleheader between the Pullman Patriots and Lewis-Clark Twins had it all, and then some.
It also featured the first win of the season for Pullman (1-7) and the first series of the season for the Twins (1-1) of Lewiston.
Pullman took the first game at Martin J. Quann Field 9-8 thanks to a two-out grand slam by Zane Wilson in the bottom of the sixth. Lewis-Clark won the first contest with a go-ahead RBI single by Garrett Beckman in the top of the seventh.
After the doubleheader, Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer didn't have much time to stick around because he had to go be with his wife, Carol, for the birth of their baby.
But Before he left, he applauded his centerfielder George Lopez on an acrobatic catch in the second game.
Twins left fielder Trey Charlo lost a fly ball and Lopez - racing all the way from center - dove, fully extended to snag the out. Later in the game, he made another diving catch in shallow center field.
"That's Top 10 SportsCenter any day and that would probably run 30 weeks in the top 10," Maurer said. "That's what I love about the kids that I coach is the display of effort that they give.
"Most people would be like, 'oh, that might drop.' George Lopez laid it all on the line."
The catch helped the Twins maintain a 2-1 lead in the second inning and they increased it to a 5-1 lead in the fifth.
It wasn't until the sixth that Pullman came alive in a big way.
Twins pitcher Coy Stout had only allowed one run in five innings, but he started the sixth with a walk on Wilson, and the Patriots centerfielder would come back to haunt the Twins later in the frame.
Later in the inning, Grady Benton smacked a two-RBI double, Reece Chadwick hammered the first pitch he faced for an RBI single and the Patriots also brought in a run on a walk with the bases loaded to tie the game at 5-5 with two outs.
That brought Wilson back to the plate for the second time in the frame, and he delivered with a no-doubter over the centerfield wall for a grand slam and a 9-5 Pullman lead. Wilson yelled, 'Let's go, let's go,' as he jumped across home plate and into the arms of his waiting teammates.
"It was huge," Pullman coach Mike Kinkade said of the slam. "We haven't won a lot of gems, but the games we've lost we've had runners on base and we just haven't come up with that big hit for so long. Finally, finally (we got one) and leave it up to Zane to come up with the big hit."
The Patriots ended up needing all four of the runs to hold on for the win.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Twins loaded the bases with no outs when Kinkade turned to his fourth pitcher of the game, John Bean. The Twins did score three runs, but Bean forced the Twins into two fly outs and a groundout to preserve the win.
"John stepping in, that's a tough position to step in the end and finish the game for us and that was huge," Kinkade said. "That's tough to do."
If that wasn't enough, other highlights on the day include a complete game in the first contest from Twins pitcher Terin Judy (4 strikeouts) and a two-RBI triple from the Twins' Chris Powell and a four-inning, five strikeout performance in the second game from Patriots pitcher Payton Kallaher.
Pullman won the second game despite committing five errors and making a few mistakes on the base paths, so Kinkade said it was nice to get Patriots' first win in the clubs' first AAA season since 2013.
"We've been shooting ourselves in the foot a little bit," he said. "We can clean that up and play better and we know that, but to overcome that and walk away with a win is really good for these guys."
Lewis-Clark Twins 020 000 1-3 3 0
Pullman Patriots 200 000 0-2 4 1
Terin Judy (7) and Nick Salvolainen. Reece Chadwick, Kelan Becker (6) and Tristan Wilson.
Lewis-Clark hits - Coy Stout, Garrett Beckman, Bill Aspach (2B).
Pullman hits - Kyle Appel, Konnor Kinkade, Zane Wilson, Jackson Horner.
Lewis-Clark Twins 200 030 3-8 9 1
Pullman Patriots 100 008 x-9 8 5
Coy Stout, Garrett Beckman (6) and Hayden Woods. Payton Kallaher, Connor Parrish (5), Kyle Appel (6), John Bean (7) and Cal Gregory.
Lewis-Clark hits - Jaden Phillips 3, Mitch Miller 2, Hayden Woods 2, Chris Powell (3B), Dawson Bonfield (2B),
Pullman hits - Zane Wilson 2 (HR), Payton Kallaher 2 (2B), Kyle Appel, Chase Hayton, Cal Gregory, Grady Benton (2B), Reece Chadwick.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Youth Clinic June 11th, 2018

Join us for a FREE youth clinic and learn from the best! Coach Maurer & Coach Royce's teams will be teaching.  Come out and enjoy ice cream and pop!

Your free clinic t-shirt will be your FREE PASS to all regular season Twins & Cubs games. 

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2014 Harris Field

2014 Harris Field

2017-2018 Executive Board

Elections for the 2017-2018 L-C American Legion Baseball Executive Board were held at the annual meeting and the new/returning officers are:

President: Patti Meshishnek*
Past President: Tom Woods*
Vice President: Angie Stamper*
Secretary: Wendy Powell*
Treasurer: Steve Moore*
Members at Large:Jody Tanata*, Tricia Savolainen*, Brad Hart & Warren Beckman

*denotes returning member

Thanks to all for their commitment!

Annual Steak Out!

Our event was a success! A Big Thank you for all that attended. All items donated were a success and we appreciate everyone that donated. Thank you to all our volunteers and the time spent working on this event.