Game Changer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cub go to Kennewick and pickup 2 wins

Cubs 16-15, Dusters 4-12
KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Lewis-Clark Cubs improved to 6-7 with a sweep of the Kennewick Dusters, winning 16-4 and 15-12.
With a chance at moving above .500, the Cubs will play a twinbill at Northern Lakes on Monday on the road beginning at 3 p.m.
Conner Stamper and Treyton Skinner combined for 10 RBI in the second game for the Cubs.
First Game
Cubs 102 (13)0-16 12 1
Dusters 101 20 - 4 6 4
Stamper, Beckman (4) and Moliga. Wright, C. Swaney (4) and Brown.
Cubs hits - Wallace, Moliga (2B), Stout, Beckman (2B), Woods 2 (3B), Daniel, Skinner 2, Lopez 2, Reel
Dusters hits - Childeres, Childs (2B), A. Swaney, Pratt, C. Swaney, Wright
Cubs 210 453 0-15 17 3
Dusters 000 613 2-12 16 3
Stout, Wallace (4), Lopez (6), Moliga (7) and Hanchett. Rosenblum, Puckett (5) and Brown.
Cubs hits - Lopez 3 (2B), Daniel 2 (2-2B), Stamper 4 (2-2B, 3B), Wallace (2B), Hanchett 2, Skinner 3 (3B), Alspach (2B), Woods

Poor inning costs Twins in loss to Spuds

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark Twins suffered what their coach described as a "hiccup."
But Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said he was proud. His team, he said, fought. It was just too much to overcome a Central Washington Spuds splurge in the fifth that handed the Twins their second loss of the Missoula Mavericks Memorial Tournament.
An eight-run frame handed the Twins a 10-9 loss Saturday and eliminated the valley squad from competing for a title
Today, the Twins will play at noon PDT against Bellevue Honda to round out their stay at the round robin event, where they're 1-2 so far.
L-C was led by AJ Davis' three RBI, but fell to 10-4.
The Twins got the tying runner on first in the final inning, but weren't able to advance him beyond that. In the sixth, the Twins also had the tying run on second, before a contested call ended the inning on a double play.
"Danny Robinson hit a ball real hard down the line that we thought hit the dirt, but the umpire said (it was caught) and they ended up doubling off Luke White (who had taken off from second)," Maurer said. "It's hard to win a game if you give up eight runs in one inning, but our guys still fought."
Spuds 110 080 0-10 9 1
Twins 221 004 0- 9 12 1
Zach Valdez, Austin Valdez (6) and Wade Visker. Kyle Van Boeyen, Danny Robinson (5) and Nate Savolainen.
Spuds hits - Buke Cannon (2B), Suvick Bronon 2, Blake Sidwell, Cade Tunstall 3 (2B), Michael Chase 2
Twins hits - Riley Way 3 (2-2B), AJ Davis 2 (2B), Chase Adkison (2B), Luke White 2 (2-2B), Julian Washburn, Nate Savolainen, Alex Light

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Twins score split at Montana tournament

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark Twins beat Gonzaga Prep 15-1 to start their day, but then fell to the Missoula Mavericks 3-1. That outcome handed L-C its first loss of the Missoula Mavericks tournament, which will continue its round-robin play today with the Twins facing the Central Washington Spuds at 9 a.m. PDT.
The Twins, who are 10-3 overall and 2-1 in the tournament, are still alive to earn a berth in Sunday's title game and "control our own destiny," coach Kevin Maurer said.
In their win over the Bullpups to start the day, the Twins got an inside the park home run from Chase Adkison, "a pretty cool thing," Maurer said. "You don't see that too often."
First Game
Twins 301 020 9-15 12 0
Bullpups 100 000 0-1 4 1
Wyatt Baldwin, Alex Light (7) and Chase Adkison. Noah Dryman, Ryan Redmond (5), Bart Fray (7) and Taylor Kelly.
Twins hits - Riley Way, AJ Davis 2, Jaden Phillips 3, Luke White (2B), Chase Adkison 3 (HR), Nate Savolainen (2B), Ryder Shoults
Bullpups hits - Nick Drynan 2 (2B), Lucas Struck, Jeffrey Young
Mavericks 100 001 1-3 11 1
Twins 000 100 0-1 5 1
Chalmus and Schock. Washburn and Fuller.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Twins start tournament with shutout

Missoula Mont. - Making his first start of the season, the Twins' AJ Davis gave up one hit in six innings of work without issuing a single walk - a claim to fame the team's closer, Nate Savolainen, was also able to make, as Lewis-Clark notched its third shutout of the season, this one while giving up just two hits.
The final score was 6-0 as the Twins started the Missoula Mavericks Memorial Tournament with a win over another northwest squad, the LaGrande Legends of Oregon.
"He was just attacking throughout the whole game," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said of Davis, who on Thursday fanned five and needed just 64 pitches to get his team to the final frame of this American Legion baseball game.
"There wasn't a guy who stepped in the box that he even gave any bit of confidence while they were in there," Maurer added, noting that only twice did Davis even get to three balls in his hit count.
"First start of the year after a long bus trip, where our offense wasn't awake yet, for him to be dialed in the way he was... you can't ask for much more out of a guy."
When the Twins' bats did wake up, no bat was more woke than that belonging to Jaden Phillips, who had four RBI on three hits, one of them a double.
The Twins (9-2) will continue tournament play today with two games, first facing Gonzaga Prep at 3 p.m. PDT and then the hometown Missoula Mavericks at 6 p.m. PDT, both those games still in Missoula.
Legends 000 000 0-0 2 2
Twins 000 132 x-6 11 1
Jon Gonzales, Isaac Zamora (4) and Jace Leonard. AJ Davis, Nate Savolainen (7) and Jackson Fuller.
Legends hits - Cody Dubray, Isaac Chamberlain
Twins hits - Riley Way, Chase Adkison 2, Jaden Phillips 3 (2B), Luke White, Chris Powell, Kyle Van Boeyen, Alex Light 2

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cubs at home-split with Orofino

The Lewis-Clark Cub hurlers were strong in the first game, but shaky in the second, allowing Orofino to salvage a split during a league doubleheader Wednesday at Harris Field.
The Cubs won the opener 5-4, but bowed in the nightcap 14-2.
L-C rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the first game to win by a single run, scoring once in the fifth inning and twice in the sixth. The Cubs scored the decisive run in the sixth when Gavin Grijalva bunted safely to load the bases before Coy Stout was struck by a pitch, sending an L-C runner home.
"It was just a good team effort and I think we got a good pitching performance," said L-C coach Ramon Royce, who singled out reliever Keegen Tanata. "(Tanata) came in and competed on the bump."
The second game was all Orofino.
L-C pitchers walked nine Merchants and "we got behing in a lot of counts," Royce said.
The Cubs coach also noted his team struggled with situational hitting.
Orofino, on the other hand, did not. The Merchants had 13 hits - four of those coming from Bayley Noah, who had two doubles and a triple. Kolby Brink, who had five hits in two games on Tuesday, added four more on Wednesday. The ex-Orofino High standout swatted a double and a home run in the first game.
The Cubs moved to 4-7 overall and 3-5 in league play with the split. They play host to St. Maries on Friday in a doubleheader.
Orofino Merchants 013 000 0-4 7 1
Lewis-Clark Cubs 002 012 x-5 7 3
Stephens, Turcott (6) and Wilson. Moliga, Tanata (4) and Stamper.
Orofino hits - Turcott, Wilson, Brink 2 (2B, HR), Noah, Howard, Hall.
Lewis-Clark hits - Wallace 2, Stout, Beckman, Stamper, Lopez 2.
Orofino Merchants 260 006-14 13 0
Lewis-Clark Cubs 002 000- 2 7 1
Olive and Turcott. Stout, Bonfield (3), Woods (4), Alspach (6) and Hanchett.
Orofino hits - Burke, Barajas, Turcott 2, Wilson, Brink 2, Noah 4 (2-2B, 3B), Walz, Sparano.
Lewis-Clark hits - Lopez 2, Moliga, Woods, Stamper, Hanchett (2B), Skinner.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Walla Walla Bruins 10, Lewis-Clark Cubs 0

Scoring three runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth, the Walla Walla Bruins pulled away late and eventually invoked the mercy rule to beat the Lewis-Clark Cubs Monday in a nonleague game at Harris Field.
L-C had just one hit in the game, from Tui Moliga, but the Cubs' offensive woes weren't necessarily the product of stellar pitching.
"We just didn't make adjustments," Cubs coach Ramon Royce said.
On the other end, Walla Walla got ahead in the count often and the Bruins capitalized when opportunities presented themselves.
"I feel that they had some good sticks in their lineup and they capitalized on being ahead in the count," Royce said. "They were ahead in the counts and we didn't pitch it very well and they took advantage. I feel like collectively, we didn't come to play."
L-C (3-6) is back on the diamond Wednesday for a home doubleheader against Orofino.
Walla Walla Bruins 002 350-10 13 0
Lewis-Clark Cubs 000 000- 0 1 1
Watkilo, Morris (6) and Ortiz. Stamper, Skinner (5), Beckman (6) and Moliga.
Walla Walla hits - Golden, Ahrens, Ko. Morris 2, Hamada, Norris 2, Ortiz, Ky. Morris 3, Weigland 2.
Lewis-Clark hits - Moliga.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Chris Powell's grand slam lifts Twins to Dwight Church Tournament title

With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning, Chris Powell's persistence paid off, and in a big way, for the Lewis-Clark Twins in the title game of the Dwight Church Tournament.
With two balls and two strikes against him, Powell fouled off two more pitches before connecting on a grand slam to dead center field that would give Wyatt Baldwin all the run support he'd need to help the hosts close out the Missoula Mavericks 6-2 at Harris Field.
Earlier in the afternoon, L-C (8-2) dominated the Hanford Flames 11-0 in five innings.

2017 Dwight Church Champions

Powell's title-game bomb turned a one-run lead into a five-run lead and capped an impressive two-out rally from the home team. After Riley Way and and A.J. Davis grounded out to open the fifth, Chase Adkison doubled, then scored on Luke White's single to give the Twins a 2-1 edge. Jaden Phillips singled and Danny Robinson walked to load the bases for Powell.
Powell leveled a 1-2 count to 2-2 then fouled off a pair of pitches to stay alive.
"Once he fouled off the first picth, the dugout started getting louder and louder," L-C coach Kevin Maurer said. "When he finally connected on it, it was a pretty exciting moment for our squad.
"Just in that inning, the way our guys competed at the plate, they had a lot of tough at-bats as a whole."
Equally impressive was the pitching effort the Twins received from Baldwin. The Lewiston High standout needed only 57 pitches to go the distance, despite conceding a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning. In five of his seven innings, Baldwin threw less than 10 pitches.
"For him to challenge every single guy after that (home run) was pretty impressive," Maurer said.
The third element of the Twins' championship was defense. One day after L-C committed five errors in a single game against the same Mavericks squad, the Twins managed to go 12 innings - five against Hanford and seven against Missoula - without making a single defensive mistake.
"Our defense got a lot of baseballs in that game and they made play after play behind (Wyatt)," Maurer said.
In the early game, L-C starter Cooper Lund didn't give up a free pass and only conceded three hits in a shutout effort. The highlight, though, was when Lund caught a Hanford runner snoozing in the fourth inning and executed the first successful pickoff of his career.
That netted Lund a $50 prize from one L-C parent in attendance.
"He was pretty excited when that happened," Maurer added.
Hanford Flames 000 00- 0 3 1
Lewis-Clark Twins 146 0x-11 7 0
Poletski, Oldfield (5) and Young. Lund and Fuller.
Hanford hits - Simpkins, Manderbach, Young.
Lewis-Clark hits - Way (2B), Davis, Phillips (2B), Washburn (3B), Baldwin (2B), Fuller, Olson.
Missoula Mavericks 100 000 1-2 5 1
Lewis-Clark Twins 001 050 x-6 10 0
Stevens, Martin (6) and Schock. Baldwin and Adkison.
Missoula hits - Yovetich (HR), Fraser 2, Schock (2B), Richardson.
Lewis-Clark hits - Davis, Adkison 2 (2B), White 2, Phillips, Powell 2 (HR), Shoults, Olson.

2016-2017 Executive Board

Elections for the 2016-2017 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: Steve Moore*
Secretary: Wendy Powell*
Treasurer: Shelly Scott*
Members at Large: Angie Stamper, Jody Tanata, Tricia Savolainen , Brian Peterson

*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.

2014 Harris Field

2014 Harris Field