Game Changer

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Northern Lakes 8-10, Cubs 2-3

RATHDRUM - Northern Lakes managed to sink the Lewis-Clark Cubs with big innings in both games of a league doubleheader.
The Rathdrum team won by the scores of 8-2 and 10-3.
Northern Lakes erupted for six runs in the third inning of the opener and five tallies in the fifth inning of the second tilt.
"Two innings haunted us," Cubs coach Ramon Royce said.
L-C did get strong pitching from Dawson Bonfield in most of the opener, and Garrett Beckman clubbed his first prep-level homer in that game.
Lewis-Clark Cubs 200 000 0-2 7 4
Northern Lakes 006 101 x-8 9 1
Bonfield and Moliga. Bradbury and Aragon.
Cubs hits - Wallace (2B), Stamper, Beckman (HR), Woods, Skinner 2, Lopez.
Northern Lakes hits - Nielson 2, Bradbury 3, McDonald, Streitzel, Baker, Aragon.
Lewis-Clark Cubs 110 010- 3 8 4
Northern Lakes 212 05x-10 9 2
Hart, Beckman (4) and Stamper. J.McDonald and L.McDonald.
Cubs hits - Wallace 2, Daniel, Stamper, Alspach 2, Skinner, Tanata (3B).
Northern Lakes hits - Nielson, Taylor, Bradbury 2, Baker, Smith 2, L.McDonald 2.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Twins get last word on scoreboard

MISSOULA, Mont. - They fell behind by five runs immediately and got an earful from their opponents, but the Lewis-Clark Twins were never ruffled.
L-C roared to an eventful 16-5 American Legion baseball victory over Bellevue Honda during Sunday's final session in the Missoula Mavericks Memorial Tournament.
After the first two Bellevue batters were retired, the western Washington club managed to piece together a rally that resulted in a 5-0 lead.
The Bellevue team was also "chirping pretty loud during that inning, kind of being disrespectful to the game," L-C coach Kevin Maurer said.
"When our guys ran in, we told them that it's not OK to disrespect the game the way they were," Maurer said. "And our guys responded to that."
In the Twins' half of the first, their initial seven batters reached base and they tied the score at 5-all. Cleanup hitter Luke White delievered a grand slam during the comeback.
L-C (11-4 overall) then scored four in the third and seven in the fourth on its way to invoking the mercy rule.
After its quick start in the first, Bellevue was bottled up the rest of the game. It had just one baserunner, who reached on a walk, and he was erased on a double play.
L-C starting pitcher Cooper Lund struck out the side in the second and also blanked Bellevue in the third and fourth. Chase Adkison pitched the fifth.
Meanwhile, Bellevue's outspokeness continued. Its first-base coach got ejected in the first inning, and its other two coaches were booted in the fourth, Maurer said. Even with all of Bellevue's coaches tossed, the game continued, with players in the dugout making pitching changes, Maurer said.
"I've never seen anything like it before," Maurer said.
"It was pretty special how our players kept their composure through all of that," the Twins coach added. "They stayed even-keel through the whole process and proved it between the lines."
All nine Twins in the lineup got hits, with Danny Robinson and Ryder Shoults smacking two apiece. White finished with five RBI.
The Twins will return to action Tuesday at home in a 5 p.m. doubleheader against Post Falls.
Bellevue Honda 500 00- 5 2 3
Lewis-Clark Twins 504 7x-16 11 2
Patrick McCumber, Sam Cooper (1), Sam Mahey (2), Brody Maydaleta (3), Braden Boyeh (4), Ryan Trautmann (4) and Steve Watters. Cooper Lund, Chase Adkison (5) and Jackson Fuller.
Bellevue hits - Jacob Bacon, Trautmann.
Twins hits - Riley Way, AJ Davis, Jaden Phillips (2B), Luke White (HR), Danny Robinson 2 (3B), Chris Powell, Ryder Shoults 2, Fuller, Alex Light.

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.

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