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Monday, December 19, 2016

Head Coach for the LC Twins Accounced

Kevin Maurer will head up the LC Twins for the 2017 season.  

A Lewiston High School graduate Kevin will be in his 3rd year with LCALB program.  He played for LHS, joined the LCALB program as a Cub for 1 year and finished his career as a Twin for 3 years.  Kevin went on to play baseball at WWCC.   He is also the Head Coach at Genesee High School.  He and his wife Carol reside in Lewiston.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016-17 Officers

2016-2017 Officers:
President: Tom Woods,
Vice President: Steve Moore,
Secretary: Wendy Powell,
Treasurer: Shelly Scott,
At large: Brian Peterson, Jody Tanata, Angie Stamper & Tricia Savolainen
Past President: Patti Meshishnek

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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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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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).

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

 Updated bracket

Capitals shock Twins in opener

BOISE - They didn't produce like they normally do at the plate, but the Lewis-Clark Twins won't necessarily blame their suddenly stagnant offense for a 10-0 loss to the Boise Capitals on Tuesday in the first round of the Idaho Class AA state Legion baseball tournament at Timberline High.
The bats were certainly part of the problem, but the Twins were ultimately doomed by the 11 free passes given up by their pitchers in a game shortened to just six innings due to the mercy rule.
After hitting the highest of highs last weekend at the district tournament, the Twins are now just one defeat away from the lowest of lows.
"We'll fight our way through that losers' bracket and see what we are tomorrow now that we're there," Twins coach Kyle Blackwell said.
In a loser-out game, the Twins will meet Pocatello today at noon.
The Boise Caps, who had stunned L-C twice last year in the state title round, held the Twins to four hits. Boise collected only eight, but many of those were timely base knocks that came with runners in scoring position.
"Credit to (them). We just had a weird day," said Blackwell, who started Jake Munoz before bringing in Dalton Stamper in the fourth inning. "It was a bad day for it ... I know the next time they toe that rubber, they'll be better. (Boise) had timely hitting as well. They took advantage of the free bags."
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Jake Munoz, Dalton Stamper (4) and Jackson Fuller. Colby Paul and Hunter Wendell.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way, Jaden Phillips, Stamper, Fuller.
Boise hits - Wendell 2 (2B), Brad Jekich 2 (2B), Nolan Jekich (2B), Cody Roberts, Tristan Newell, Payton Hamilton.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Twins win over Lumbermen;12-1 now braces for State in Boise

Bringing their three-day total to 59 runs, the Lewis-Clark Twins left absolutely no doubt: the panhandle will be represented, and represented well, next week at the Class AA Idaho state tournament.
Saturday, the Twins wrapped up a district title and proved for the third time in many days that the regional tournament, for them at least, was more of a formality than a qualifying procedure. L-C squashed the Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen 12-1 in a mercy-rule-shortened finale at Harris Field that was called after only 61/2 innings.
Now, L-C will vie for a state crown. It'd be the 39th in program history, but nothing has been more elusive to this group in recent years.
Last summer, the Twins set themselves up with a two-for-one shot to win the title, but the Boise Capitals came away with bragging rights after knocking off the Twins in consecutive games. That was L-C's best chance to win State since the Twins last did it in 2009.
Of course, many of the same players have been knocking on the door at the high school level. Fifteen of the 18 Twins suited up for Lewiston High last spring and watched their season come to an agonizing end just one game shy of the title round.
"It helps with motivation, absolutely," Twins coach Kyle Blackwell said. "This is a good team. There's no ifs, ands or buts about it."
Saturday, a Clarkston High grad with his own motives took the hill for L-C. Tyler Poe was a district champion with the Bantams this spring, but a promising season took a turn for the worse in the regional round, when Clarkston dropped a loser-out game to Ephrata. Poe's prep career finished one game short of a trip to the state tournament.
"It feels good being able to make (State)," Poe said, "because we didn't really come through on the season this year for high school, so it's nice knowing that I'll get a chance to go down and win State with this team."
Rather than blow his fastball by the opponent, Poe mostly pitched to contact and let his infield, made up exclusively of LHS Bengals, get the job done. They were solid aside from three defensive errors, two of which came in the seventh inning with L-C already nursing an 11-run lead.
Poe struck out only three batters in five innings of work, but conceded just three base hits and only one run, although that was unearned. Dalton Stamper entered in the sixth and tossed two innings of scoreless relief.
L-C pitchers conceded only 10 runs in three games at the district tournament.
"It's a good staff," Blackwell said.
The Twins continued to hum on offense, squeezing out 15 hits after securing 14 on Friday and 22 on Thursday. Three-hole hitter Chandler Tibbits picked up where he left off, securing three hits for the third consecutive game while picking up his third triple of the tournament.
Leadoff hitter Riley Way was relatively quiet, by his own standards, in L-C's opening games, but the LHS senior-to-be went 3-for-4 with a double on Saturday and crossed the plate three times.
"Just playing baseball," Way said. "No mental, just come out here and hit the ball."
All nine of the Twins who stepped to the plate on Saturday had at least one hit.
"I think our (offensive) potential is through the roof," Blackwell said. "They've got to be smart hitters and they showed that this weekend. I was pretty impressed with our at-bats, especially when we weren't up by a pile. We had some good at-bats."
It begs the question: Can the Twins keep up their torrid hitting at State?
"Yeah, the potential's there," Blackwell said.
The state tournament will start Tuesday in Boise.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 140 070 x-12 15 3
Brent Stapleton, Nate Phillips (6) and Zach Sensel. Tyler Poe, Dalton Stamper (6) and Cole Grijalva.
Coeur d'Alene hits - Dom Conigliaro 2 (2B), Stapleton 2.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way 3 (2B), Luke White (2B), Chandler Tibbits 3 (3B), Jaden Phillips, Cole Grijalva 2, Alex Light 2, Josh Moore, Jake Munoz.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

2016 District Champions LC Twins

2016 District Champions

L-C's lineup answers the bell in 12-7 victory over Coeur d'Alene, earning Twins a 2-for-1 shot at district championship

Chandler Tibbits has 6 hits in 2 games

After yet another offensive showcase from Chandler Tibbits, Lewis-Clark Twins teammate Josh Moore joked that there probably is no catching Tibbits, at least in the hits column, at the Class AA northern Idaho district tournament.
Granted, it's a race he's happy to lose, considering both have the same cause in mind.
"I'm trying to keep up with him," Moore said, "but he's doing extremely well."
Tibbits added three hits to his tally - which now sits at six through two games - and Moore, the proud owner of another column, cranked his second home run out of Harris Field as the Twins moved one step closer to a district title, and clinched a state tournament berth, by virtue of their 12-7 victory over the Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen.
Coeur d'Alene and Prairie of Post Falls will meet in a loser-out game today at 1 with the winner moving on to face the Twins at 3:30. L-C has a two-for-one shot at the district title and would play again on Sunday with a loss today.
But for that to happen, the rest of the field will either need to match or slow the offensive juggernaut that's now produced 47 runs in two days. Thursday, L-C plowed its way to a 35-2 victory over Prairie in the tournament opener.
"This team's done a pretty good job this summer, they don't like to lose," said L-C coach Kyle Blackwell, whose club improved to 34-9 with Friday's result. "That's what's more important to me I want the guys who really hate to lose. You truly hate to lose."
The Twins have only trailed twice in this tournament - 1-0 in the first inning of Thursday's game and 7-6 after 61/2 frames Friday - but in each instance, they've responded with four-run innings to take the lead for good.
Not much of a surprise for a team that regularly talks about an objective to score runs in every inning. They've done it in 12 of 14 innings thus far.
"Number one, scoring in every inning," Blackwell said, "and number two, scoring when the pressure's on and when we're down."
The only instance of that came in the seventh when the Lumbermen chased Twins reliever Mikel Jensen, who walked two batters and gave up two hits after a 1-2-3 inning in the sixth.
Logan Chase relieved Jensen to record the third out of the inning and the L-C offense took care of the rest. Moore wore a fastball on his shoulder to begin the bottom of the seventh, then watched Jaden Phillips, Danny Robinson and Jackson Fuller single before coming around to score the tying run. The Twins would eventually clear the bases to take a 10-7 advantage into the eighth.
Chase made quick work of the Lumbermen in the top of the eighth and Moore highlighted the bottom of the inning with his two-run shot to left field. The ball barely cleared the fence, connecting with a KLEW billboard before falling on to the warning track.
Not until he paused at second, thinking he'd pocketed a stand-up double, did Moore realize he hit it over.
"I was kind of surprised when my coach said, 'Hey, it went out,' " Moore said. "I was like, 'Oh OK, that's a done deal.' "
Moore's blast Thursday against Prairie was the first of his Legion season. He credits the sudden power surge to advice from his coaches - "just telling me to swing the hips" - and hours spent alone in the batting cage.
Tibbits, who homered and tripled on Thursday to go with two singles, recorded another triple and two singles against Coeur d'Alene.
He downplayed the concept of a hot streak and amounted his offensive contributions to "just seeing the baseball."
Tibbits added: "Not being too high, not being too low."
Eight L-C players had hits Friday, which was two down from Thursday, when 10 Twins made their way into the hit column.
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Daniel Gunnerson, Nate Phillips (7), Jarred Hall (7) and Reegan Jacobson. Julian Washburn, Mikel Jensen (6), Logan Chase (7) and Jackson Fuller.
Coeur d'Alene hits - Jacobson 2, Tanner Criswell 2, Brandon Stott, Hall 3 (2B), Phillips.
Lewis-Clark hits - Chandler Tibbits 3 (3B), Josh Moore 2 (2B, HR), Luke White, Riley Way, Alex Light 2, Jaden Phillips, Danny Robinson, Fuller 2.

Twins open districts with win

The Lewis-Clark Twins buried their opponent in such a way that scoreboard operators, in the midst of a third-inning outbreak from the home team, actually turned to a paper manual for tips on how to use the device's overflow function.
As laborious as the Class AA northern Idaho district tournament opener may have been for Thursday's losers, the Prairie Cardinals of Post Falls, it was equally so for those in the press box keeping score as the Twins continued to illuminate the electronic board in right field, finally stopping in the seventh inning when it read 35-2.
The result, as lopsided as it may have been, didn't amount to anything more than one postseason victory for the Twins, who advance to play the Coeur d'Alene Lumberjacks today at 3:30 on the LCSC campus.
Cd'A upended the Northern Lake Mountaineers 9-2 in Thursday's early game at Harris Field.
While the 12-run third inning represented L-C's largest eruption, it certainly didn't stand alone on a night that also saw the Twins produce an eight-run fifth inning and a six-run sixth. Then there were the smaller flurries: four runs in the first, three in the second and two in the fourth. "I think people, when they see the newspapers tomorrow, might think it's a typo," pitcher Jake Munoz said.
No typo.
In total, the Twins pounded out 22 hits, three of which were home runs, and racked up seven more extra-base hits in addition to the dingers from Kolt Olson, Chandler Tibbits and Josh Moore.
Buried deep beneath the offensive numbers that explained the best offensive outing of L-C's season, and perhaps its last 10 seasons, was the pitching gem thrown by Munoz.
After conceding one run in the first, Munoz went virtually untouched the rest of the way, allowing just two more hits and no runs. In only five innings, he notched nine strikeouts and walked just one.
And he did it all with essentially one pitch.
"The one or two guys were able to catch up to my fastball, but I guess I was just a little bit more overpowering tonight than I expected," Munoz said.
Overpowering with an unwavering command of the strike zone. Munoz's pitch count exceeded 70, but the Lewiston High grad only uncorked 20 balls.
"He attacked the strike zone, he was good," L-C coach Kyle Blackwell said. "He's a leader for us, he brings a good mound presence."
With only a fraction of the velocity that Munoz was throwing at, and nowhere close to the same command of the zone, Prairie pitchers struggled all evening.
Nine Twins were hit by pitch and seven more were walked. One L-C player was plunked three times. The Cardinals also committed four errors.
All three of the L-C blasts sailed over the right field wall. The Twins were nearly held scoreless in the second inning before Moore unloaded a three-run shot with two outs. Olson's shot in the third also came with two outs and also scored three to give L-C its 10th, 11th and 12th runs of the inning. Tibbits rounded things out with another three-run homer, this coming in the fifth inning.
"Out hitters responded good, obviously," Blackwell said.
Ten separate Twins had a hit and the home team was paced by Jaden Phillips, who totaled four. Luke White finished with three hits - two of which were doubles - as did Tibbits, who legged out a triple in the third inning.
"Obviously there was something in the air tonight," Munoz said.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 43(12) 286 x-35 22 0
Jacob Elliott, Sheldon Sloan (3), Brandon Busch (3) and Dusty Weeks. Jake Munoz, Alex Light (6) and Jackson Fuller.
Prairie hits - Weeks, Jerrett Plunkett 2 (3B), Brock Zeller.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way (2B), Kolt Olson 2 (HR), Chris Powell, Chandler Tibbits 3 (3B, HR), Luke White 3 (2-2B), Josh Moore 2 (HR), Julian Washburn, Jaden Phillips 4 (2B), Danny Robinson 3 (2-2B), Fuller 2.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bruce Burton, Josh Moore, Logan Chase, Dalton Stamper, Cole Grijalva, Brian Burton

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mikel Jensen goes the distance

Alex Light's hustling leadoff triple set the stage for the pivotal fifth inning, as the Lewis-Clark Twins beat Walla Walla in the finale of a nonleague series at Harris Field.
With the score tied at 2-all, the Twins scored three runs in the fifth to take the lead for good. Light led off by hitting a ball in the gap, and rather than stopping at second, he motored to third when he noticed the outfielder sauntering to the ball.
"That gets me as excited as anything when a guy makes a hustle play like that," L-C coach Kyle Blackwell said.
Light then scored on Kolt Olson's single, then Olson came home on Jake Munoz's triple. Munoz scored the final run of the inning when Walla Walla couldn't handle Luke White's hard-hit shot.
Mikel Jensen went the distance on the mound and spread out seven Walla Walla hits. The visitors' two runs both came in the third.
The Twins (31-9) will wrap up their regular season Tuesday with a league doubleheader against Coeur d'Alene, which will start at 5 p.m. at Harris Field. L-C will then play host to the district tournament starting Thursday.
Following the Twins' win Sunday afternoon, the Burton Memorial Game was held, which pitted the current Twins against former L-C players. The youngsters won in a lighthearted contest that was well-attended, Blackwell said.
The game - named in honor of the late Josh Burton, a former Twin who died in an automobile accident in 2008 - also featured a silent auction and raffle, and the money is used for scholarships and donated to the L-C program, Blackwell said.
"Bruce and Connie and Brian did a wonderful job with it," Blackwell said, referring to Burton's parents and brother.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 002 030 x-5 11 1
Lesmeister and Watilo. Jensen and Fuller.
Walla Walla hits - Lafontaine, Lesmeister 2, Gray, Yenney, Watilo, McKeown.
Twins hits - Way (2B), Olson 2, Munoz 2 (2B, 3B), White, Tibbits (3B), Moore, Fuller 2, Light (3B).

Sunday, July 17, 2016

AREA BRIEFS: Twins rebound, fashion a split

AREA BRIEFS: Twins rebound, fashion a split: Through nearly 40 games of the American Legion season, the Lewis-Clark Twins have mostly been able to avoid self-implosions like the one that …

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Moscow forges split with Cubs

AREA BRIEFS: Moscow forges split with Cubs: The Lewis-Clark Cubs baseball team split an American Legion doubleheader with Moscow, keeping the Blue Devils off the scoreboard in the opener…

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AREA BRIEFS: L-C splits with Post Falls

AREA BRIEFS: L-C splits with Post Falls: POST FALLS - The Lewis-Clark Twins baseball team got off to a good start against Post Falls, opening their American Legion league doubleheader…

Friday, July 8, 2016

PASS THE WORD............

Blues turn tables on Cubs

Blues turn tables on Cubs: AREA BRIEFS

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Twins' Munoz flings perfect game

Twins' Munoz flings perfect game: The Lewis-Clark Twins scored one run in the first inning of the day. That was all the help pitcher Jake Munoz needed.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LEGION BASEBALL: Twins come out swinging in sweep

LEGION BASEBALL: Twins come out swinging in sweep: WALLA WALLA - The Lewis-Clark Twins piled up 30 hits on the day as they barrelled to a nonleague sweep of Walla Walla in American…

Monday, July 4, 2016

LEGION: Behind Washburn, Twins down Challengers

LEGION: Behind Washburn, Twins down Challengers: Behind a solid performance on the bump by Julian Washburn, the Lewis-Clark Twins beat the Eugene Challengers 11-3 Sunday at Harris Field in nonleague American…

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cubs game cancelled

Game today scheduled with Sandpoint has been cancelled.
Plans are in the process to re-schedule.

AREA BASEBALL: Twins pile up big numbers in sweep

AREA BASEBALL: Twins pile up big numbers in sweep: RATHDRUM, Idaho - The Lewis-Clark Twins capped a weeklong road trip with a league sweep of Northern Lakes of Rathdrum in an American Legion ba…

Monday, June 27, 2016

 30 Guns Raffle

 2016 Gun List

Twin City finds title win twice the fun

Twin City
finds title win twice the fun
: Twin City found some familiar faces in the opposing dugout for the Papa’s Pizza Invitational championship game Sunday. That made the 4-0 victory doubly satisfying for the Titans after five days of American Legion baseball at Swede Johnson Stadium. Twin City, from Richland, Wash., topped the Lewis-Clark Twins 4-3 in one semifinal game, then the Titans outlasted the Southridge Bandits, from neighboring Kennewick, Wash., for the championship.

Clancy Ellis Tourney 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

LEGION BASEBALL: Twins now 4-0 in tourney

LEGION BASEBALL: Twins now 4-0 in tourney: EUGENE, Ore. - Some pitching acumen kept the Lewis-Clark Twins off-balance for most of their game against Newport on Friday during the Papa's …

Friday, June 24, 2016

Eugene evens tourney record

Eugene evens tourney record: After finding themselves on the wrong end of a one-hit shutout in a 10-0 loss on Wednesday, the Eugene Challengers came to the ballpark with a new approach on Thursday. The Challengers topped the 18U Zips of Seattle 3-0 at Swede Johnson Stadium on Thursday to improve to 1-1 in the Papa’s Pizza Invitational. Eugene kept its hopes of advancing to the final day of the tournament alive with the win.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Titans slide into victory

Titans slide into victory: The Willamette Valley Titans kicked off the Papa’s Pizza Invitational with a 9-7 victory over Tide Baseball of Newport at Swede Johnson Stadium on Wednesday morning. After missing out on a top-six finish at the tournament last season, the Titans are off to a strong start this year. In addition to their Wednesday morning victory, Willamette Valley earned an 8-8 tie with the 18U Zips later in the day.

Challengers, Titans open Legion tournament

Challengers, Titans open Legion tournament: The Eugene Challengers will host the 41st annual Papa’s Pizza Invitational American Legion baseball tournament at Swede Johnson Stadium this week. The 10-team tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and finish Sunday with the championship game at 4:30 p.m.

Munoz 1-hits Eugene

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lewis Clark Twins/Cubs Baseball 2016 store

Hi Twins/Cubs Parents,

LC Twins/Cubs gear online store has been set up! There is a nice selection of men's and women's apparel available for purchase. Sing in with Access Code: twinsc2K3
Please note...the store will only be open until Sunday 6/26 so if you want to place an order, don't delay!
Feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested in ordering!!

LEGION BASEBALL: Cubs pop Colter's Creek in league matchup

LEGION BASEBALL: Cubs pop Colter's Creek in league matchup: JULIAETTA - Kyle Van Boeyen struck out eight in five innings as the L-C Cubs mercy-ruled Colter's Creek 13-0 in league play on Tuesday. The Bu…

Friday, June 17, 2016

Dwight Church Tourney 2016

Twins split opening-day games at Church Tournament

Luke White had three homeruns to wrap up the first day of play at the Dwight Church Tournament at Harris Field, a solo moonshot in the Twins' opening 5-1 win against Nampa before smacking two against Southridge. L-C mounted a comeback in the seventh against the Bandits, but were unable to maintain momentum and fell 7-6.
"We gotta finish baseball games, we need to score when it's tough, when the pressures on," Twins coach Kyle Blackwell said. "(Southridge is) a really good club, in some respects they had our number. Those are the types of teams we need to beat and I think we're perfectly capable of that. More so, we need to let them know (that we're going to) fight."
In the second game, the Twins (8-2) led 5-3 heading into the top of the sixth, but allowed Southridge to score four runs before wrapping up the visiting half of the inning.
"Munoz pitched a good game, he competed with all of those batters," Blackwell said. "We gotta pick up the baseball behind him."
The score didn't change from 7-5 until the bottom of the seventh, when Chandler Tibbets hit a triple to land on base. A double from Kole Olson allowed Tibbets to score in what was "a little bit of fight," according to Blackwell.
The game ended two outs later with a pop fly and a ground-out.
"I'm more concerned with how they hit when the pressure's on than how they hit when we're up eight-nothing," Blackwell said.
  • Nampa 000 010 0-1 4 0
  • L-C Twins 300 002 x-5 9 1
  • Hibbard and Odell. Tyler Poe, Wade (6) and Cole Grijalva.
  • Nampa hits - Tuttle, Bernal, Hibbard, Coon.
  • Twins hits - Wade 2 (2B), Nunoz 2 (2B), White (HR) Moore, Tibbets, Grijalva, Olson (2B).---
  • Southridge 200 014 0-7 12 0
  • L-C Twins 023 000 1-6 11 2
  • Black, Tool (3) and Karchurres. Nunoz and Jackson Fuller.
  • Southridge hits - Harvey, Grigg, Hailey 3, Harvey, Sanders, Karchurres 2, Grade 2 (2B).
  • L-C Twins hits -Robinson 2 (2B), Nunoz, White 2 (2 HR), Tibbets 3 (3B), Powell, Ford, Olson (2B).

Thursday, June 16, 2016

LEGION: Blue Devils complete sweep of Cubs

LEGION: Blue Devils complete sweep of Cubs: MOSCOW - With the game on the line, Griffin Rod's instructions to Theo Howard were simple: Keep calm, get out of the inning and don't throw th…

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Champions of the 36th Annual Mavericks Memorial Tournament....Lewis-Clark Twins!!!!

L-C Twins 8, Spokane Cannons 6 MISSOULA, Mont. - The Twins' rip-roaring offense came alive in the fourth inning and the Lewis-Clark pitchers were able to hold off a late rally from the Spokane Cannons to come away with another win at the Missoula Mavericks Memorial Tournament. Following three scoreless innings, the Twins posted two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings, then etched out four more in the sixth for an 8-3 lead. Spokane followed with three in the bottom of the seventh, but L-C closer Riley Way shut down any further danger to secure the win. "We weren't ready to hit early," Twins coach Kyle Blackwell said, noting his team changed its approach midway through the game when it began to put runs on the board. "We had some lineouts but for the most part we took some fastballs early in the count that we should've been able to whack." Jake Munoz did his fair share of whacking with three hits, including a double, in the game. Way, Josh Moore, Julian Washburn, Danny Robinson and Kolt Olson each had two hits. Luke White slugged a home run for the visitors. The Twins continue tournament play at 8:30 a.m. PDT against the Bitterroot (Mont.) Red Sox. Lewis-Clark Twins 000 224 0-8 14 2 Spokane Cannons 110 100 3-6 8 1 Tyler Poe, Chris Powell (7), Riley Way (7) and Jackson Fuller. Spokane pitchers and catchers not available. Lewis-Clark hits - Way 2 (3B), Munoz 3 (2B), White (HR), Moore 2, Washburn 2 (2B), Robinson 2, Olson 2. Spokane hits - Cottrell 2 (2B), Edwards, Smith 3 (3 2B), Frendenthal, Braley (2B).

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Legion: L-C Twins open season with split

Legion: L-C Twins open season with split: MISSOULA, Mont. - Many of the Lewis-Clark Twins wrapped up final exams Friday morning before boarding a bus for Missoula, Mont., to play in th…

Friday, June 10, 2016

Speer leads Cubs to win

Speer leads Cubs to win: Levi Speer pitched five strong innings to lead the Lewis-Clark Cubs to an 11-1 nonleague win over the Colter's Creek Bucks of Kendrick in a no…

2016 LEGION BASEBALL: Valley teams welcome strong turnout of players

2016 LEGION BASEBALL: Valley teams welcome strong turnout of players: American Legion baseball in general has seen its numbers decline in recent years, with players pursuing the game via different avenues, but th…

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Our pledge as LC American Legion Baseball
Baseball Etiquette

 Baseball Etiquette

Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Cubs Schedule

This schedule will be revised as we work, due to teams cancelling or adding.......

 Cubs schedule

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

2014 Harris Field

2014 Harris Field

2018-2019 Executive Board

Elections for the 2018-2019 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: Derrick Ater
Treasurer: Steve Moore*
Members at Large: 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.