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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Next Meeting.....May 2nd, 2018

The next general board meeting for the Lewis Clark Baseball program will be May 2nd, 2018 7:00 pm at the Legion Hall.  Plan to attend.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Grind Away Twins

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Twins tops in Northwest

Robinson delivers walkoff single as L-C rallies for 2 runs in ninth to beat Missoula 6-5

MISSOULA, Mont. - Back in the day, the Lewis-Clark Twins once tallied four regional titles in a 14-year span.
It's hard to imagine any of them were more satisfying than the one they captured Sunday.
Danny Robinson laced a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning, capping the Twins' improbable march through the losers' bracket to beat the Missoula Mavericks 6-5 in the championship game of the Northwest Regional Legion baseball tournament.
The Twins recorded five consecutive wins - the centerpiece being a 15-inning wonder Saturday night - after dropping their Regionals opener to the Yakima Pepsi Pak, a loss they avenged Sunday with a 8-5 triumph that vaulted them into the title game.
"Regionals has been nothing short of incredible," first-year Twins coach Kevin Maruer said. "To lose that first game and to go through the losers' bracket and play 33 innings in 15 hours - to be able to do that as a team - just shows the character and the heart of our guys."
Lewis-Clark (39-11) thus landed a berth in the Legion World Series at Shelby, N.C, where they face the Mid-South champion at 1:30 p.m. PDT on Thursday.
AJ Davis of the Twins was named Most Valuable Player of the regional tournament after fueling the win over Yakima with his second straight four-hit performance. Jaden Phillips opened the scoring in the championship game with a solo home run in the second inning.
Still, the Twins trailed 5-4 heading into the ninth inning, when they wasted no time launching the decisive rally. Alex Light singled, advanced on a bunt by Davis and scored on a double by Luke White.
The Mavericks (54-27) then intentionally walked Phillips, to no avail, as Chase Adkison promptly stroked his third single of the game and Robinson hit the game-winner to left field. It was the first hit of the game for Robinson, brother of Lewis-Clark State slugger J.J. Robinson.
The ninth-inning surge had been preceded by a Lewis-Clark double play in the top of the inning.
"Once that turn happened, I'd never seen a more confident team come into the dugout," Maurer said. "They felt no pressure in that moment. I liked the look on our guys' faces, that they knew they could win that game."
It's the sixth regional crown for the Twins, who bagged four of them under revered coach Dwight Church between 1964 and 1977. Tom Grunenfelder coached the Twins to another title in 2001, when they proceeded to place second in the World Series.
What followed was a 16-year drought in Northwest titles until Sunday, when Maurer won a championship in his first year as head coach. The Genesee High coach had been a Twins assistant for two summers before being promoted.
The Twins' back-to-back wins Sunday - the second coming against a Missoula team seeing its first action of the day - came after a grueling battle with that same Mavericks club Saturday night, decided on Ryder Shoults' run-scoring single in the top of the 15th inning as the host team suffered its first loss of the tourney.
The Twins may have betrayed a touch of fatigue in the fifth inning of the championship game as the Mavericks notched a run on a wild pitch and another on an error to take a 3-2 lead.
But the Twins apparently rose above whatever fatigue they were feeling.
"It was truly hard to get to the point where we were - to make it to Sunday," Maurer said. "We just said, 'We got to this point, fellas. You can't leave anything to chance. You've got to play with every ounce of passion you have.' I thought our energy level was great."
The Twins knotted the score in their half of the inning on singles by Jackson Fuller and Olson and a sacrifice fly by Riley Way, who had returned to action that game after missing the Yakima contest. He had suffered a facial injury fielding a grounder the previous night.
Spencer Schock hit a two-run double as the Mavs went back up 5-3 in the eighth, but L-C's Kolt Olson scaled the outfield wall to deny Missoula what probably would have been another two-run double.
The Twins then cut the margin in half in the bottom of the inning on singles by Adkison and Fuller.
Earlier, Schock hit an RBI single as Missoula tied the score 1-1 in the second, and the Twins restored the small lead in the third on a double by Olson followed by a walk and Light's RBI single.
Against Yakima, Wyatt Baldwin gave up nine hits and walked four in 81/3 innings, but he threw six shutout frames, including the sixth through the ninth, the last of these with relief from White.
The Twins tallied three runs in the first inning, getting an RBI single from Alex Light and capitalizing on a wild pitch on a third strike to produce the third run.
Light and Phillips added RBI singles in a three-run fourth, and Chris Powell doubled to spark a two-run fifth. The two teams went scoreless the final four innings.
Xander Orejudos homered and double for the Pepsi Pak.
Davis finished that game with four hits, just as he had done the previous night in the 15-inning marathon.
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Quincy, Bailey (5) and Towsley. White, Baldwin (1) and Adkison.
Yakima hits - Helgeson, Archer, Orejudos 3 (2B, HR), Dietrich, Towsley, Belton.
Lewis-Clark hits - Light 2, Davis 4, Phillips, Adkison, Robinson, Powell (2B), Shoults, Olson.
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McHugh and Schock. Davis, Robinson (8) and Fuller.
Missoula hits - Martin, Schock 4 (2B), Leonard 2, McHugh, Buchanan 2 (2B), Richardson 2.
Lewis-Clark hits - Light 2, Davis, White 2 (2B), Phillips 2 (HR), Adkison 3, Robinson, Fuller 2. Olson 3 (2B).

Sunday, August 6, 2017

2017 LC Twins are headed to the World Series

The GRINDERS take Missoula 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th


Shoults' RBI double is difference as L-C wins 3rd straight loser-out game at Regionals

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark Twins had already made a long journey through the losers' bracket.
It got a whole lot longer Saturday night. But they're exactly where they want to be - in the title round of Regionals.
Ryder Shoults, who had entered the game as an injury replacement, laced an RBI double in top of the the 15th inning to decide a wild game rife with great escapes by the Twins as the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley team outlasted Missoula 6-5 in the Northwest Regional Legion baseball tournament.
"This was one of the crazier games I've ever been a part of," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said. "Lots of ups and downs, but nothing but heart by our guys."
The Twins (38-11) claimed their third straight losers' bracket victory and now face the team that vanquished them in the first round, Washington champion Yakima. That game starts at noon PDT today and the winner then plays Missoula for the championship at 3 p.m. PDT.
Missoula, the host team, had been undefeated in the tournament until losing to the Twins, who escaped three bases-loaded jams in extra innings, one of them with no outs.
In the 15th, Kolt Olson beat out a bouncer over the pitcher's head, then dashed to second base when the throw was errant. He scored on Shoults' double as the Twins drew two wins away from their first regional title and World Series berth since 2001.
Shoults had entered the game earlier to replace Riley Way, who sustained a facial injury fielding a grounder and is questionable for today's action.
Chase Adkison pitched eight innings in relief for the Twins in a game that, despite its length, saw only four players take the mound for the two teams. The Twins' starter was Julian Washburn.
Adkison struck out eight and wriggled out of bases-loaded situations in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings.
"Not too many guys can handle the kind of pressure he was put in time and time again," Maurer said, "but it also showed the character of our team to get through those situations. You don't see many teams maintain their belief that they can come out of it like our guys did."
The Twins trailed 4-3 in the eighth before Jaden Phillips singled, advanced on a bunt and a passed ball and scored on Jackson Fuller's single on a 0-2 count. In the previous at-bat, the Missoula second baseman made a diving catch of a line drive by Danny Robinson.
AJ Davis tallied four hits for the Twins, and Fuller finished with three.
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Julian Washburn, Chase Adkison (8) and Jackson Fuller. Drew Leonard, Andy Brooks (8) and Schock.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Twins leave no doubt, keep hopes alive

L-C uses blend of pitching, hitting and extra-base pop to beat Cheyenne at Regionals

MISSOULA, Mont. - This time, the Lewis-Clark Twins put it all together.
Cooper Lund pitched six innings of two-hit ball in relief and the Twins racked up 15 hits Friday in a 9-3 win over Cheyenne, Wyo., in a loser-out game of the Northwest Regional Legion baseball tournament.
Luke White smacked a two-run home run and also doubled for the Twins (37-11) while Danny Robinson hit an RBI triple and a run-scoring double.
But the spark may have come in the fourth inning, when AJ Davis walked and set the stage for Jaden Philllips, whose triple opened the game's scoring and ignited the Twins' offense.
Lewis-Clark now faces host Missoula at 6 PDT tonight, with the winner advancing to the title round. Missoula advanced Friday night with a 10-4 win over Honolulu.
The Twins didn't need to rely specifically on pitching or defense or crunch-time heroics, as they've done repeatedly in their best postseason run in years. They did just about everything well as they won their second straight loser-out game after opening the tourney with a loss.
"It was one of those total-team-effort games," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said. "We get our first win of the tournament yesterday (against Juneau, Alaska) - we just needed to get that one out of the way to get back to the team we are and get our confidece level up to where it's been."
Lund took the mound in the third inning, after brief stints by Davis and Nate Savolainen, and Cheyenne didn't get on the scoreboard until tallying a run in the sixth. Lund struck out two and walked five while pitching the final six innings.
"With Cooper able to compete on the mound the way he did - his pitch count was high, but when he needed to make that pitch, he was able to do it," Maurer said. "And our defense was flat-out amazing today."
The Twins also stole five bases, after uncharacteristically going the first two games of the tourney with nary a stolen base.
Lewis-Clark, which won the Idaho state title for the first time in eight years, outhit the Wyoming champion 15-5 and led 9-1 before Cheyenne scored twice in the ninth, getting a solo homer from Sean Carson.
The Twins did take a while to get going. The score was 0-0 before they got untracked in the fourth and fifth innings - opening with a walk and a stolen base in each case.
Jaden Phillips laced an RBI triple preceding Robinson's big double in the fourth, and Alex Light lent a spark with a run-scoring single in the fifth. Davis followed with single to plate a run and White then bashed his homer.
White added a double in the seventh and scored on a Phillips single.
Light and Riley Way finished with three hits apiece, while White, Phillips and Robinson drove in two runs each.
The losing pitcher was Connor Redman, who allowed eight hits in 41/3 innings.
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Davis, Savolainen (3), Lund (4) and Adkison. Inniss, Andren (2), Redman (4), Monaco (8) and Inniss.
Cheyenne hits - Inniss, Andren, Anderson 2, Carson (HR), Prince.
Lewis-Clark hits - Way 3, Light 3, White 2 (HR, 2B), Philllips 2 (3B), Adkison, Robinson 2 (2B, 3B), Olson

Friday, August 4, 2017

8/4/2017 2017 Cheyenne, WY vs Lewiston, ID Game 10

8/4/2017 2017 Cheyenne, WY vs Lewiston, ID Game 10

8/4/2017 2017 Medford, OR vs Yakima, WA Game 9

8/4/2017 2017 Medford, OR vs Yakima, WA Game 9

Lewis-Clark Twins escape jams, beat Juneau at Regionals

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark Twins notched a win at Legion Regionals in a characteristic way - with defense.
The Juneau Midnight Suns of Alaska put at least one runner on base in every inning Thursday, but the Twins used resourceful fielding to craft a 3-1 loser-out victory on the second day of the Northwest Regional baseball tournament.
The Twins (36-11) play at 3 p.m. PDT today in another loser-out affair.
Lewis-Clark starter Kyle Van Boeyen allowed only five hits in seven innings, but he also walked five and found himself repeatedly in touchy situations.
But the Twins turned three double plays, and Van Boeyen used a strikeout and a fly-out to cleanly escape a jam in the sixth inning, which had opened with a single, a bunt and another single.
The Twins led from the second inning, when Chase Adkison and Chris Powell rapped consecutive singles and scored on an error and a sacrifice fly by Jackson Fuller.
Lewis-Clark added a run in the sixth thanks to two errors and a sac fly by Luke White.
AJ Davis and Jaden Phillips tallied two hits apiece for the Twins.
The Midnight Suns (27-5) scored their only run in the sixth, with Bobby Cox singling to capitalize on a walk and a balk.
It was a hard-luck loss for Suns pitcher Donavin McCurley, who scattered eight hits and walked one in eight innings. Striking out none but throwing only 89 pitches, McCurley fashioned what's considered to be one of the best postseason performances ever by an Alaska Legion pitcher.
The Alaska champion was seeking its first Regional win since 2009.
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Van Boeyen, Savolainen (8) and Fuller. McCurley and Muira.
Lewis-Clark hits - Way, Light, Davis 2, Philllips 2, Adkison, Powell.
Juneau hits - Watts, Cox 2, Mallinger, Muira, Mendoza.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Twins lose in opener, but go down fighting

L-C rallies from 10 runs down, but ultimately falls to Yakima 13-11 in Northwest regional opener

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark Twins lost their opening game in the American Legion Northwest regional tournament Wednesday, but the other seven teams in the field probably aren't counting out the Lewiston club.
The Twins pieced together a huge rally over the last four innings, erasing most of a 10-run deficit and bringing the tying run to the plate in the ninth.
But Yakima Pepsi Pak was able to just barely hold off the charging Twins and claim a 13-11 morning victory.
L-C (35-11) will try to keep its season alive at 8:30 a.m. PDT today against Juneau Post 25 of Alaska. And even though the Twins are coming off a loss, they have some momentum.
L-C entered the bottom of the sixth trailing 11-1 and got its rally started with four runs. Chase Adkison and Chris Powell slapped run-scoring singles, and Riley Way drove in two with a single.
Before the Twins' at-bat in the sixth, "it was kind of the first moment where I may have thought they felt a little defeated this year," coach Kevin Maurer said.
"I told them this isn't about the game any more. In life you're going to get challenged and get knocked down, but you never give up. Life, we're blessed to live it, and we need to take advantage of every moment. And they did that.
"From the sixth on, we really took control of that game," Maurer added. "Offense and pitching. We were finally able to get things going."
The Twins kept chipping away with one run in the seventh and two in the eighth to make it 11-8. Even when Yakima scored two in the top of the ninth to go back up by five runs, L-C didn't stop pushing.
Chris Powell doubled to lead off the ninth, then Kolt Olson singled to put runners on the corners. Way then delivered a two-run double.
After an out and an AJ Davis single again put two runners on, Luke White came up to bat. The cleanup hitter had three would-be homers drift foul earlier in the game, and the players and coaches in the Twins' dugout anticipated a big blow in this at-bat, Maurer said.
But White flew out, which did score Way from third. The next batter, Jaden Phillips, smacked a ball into the gap, but Yakima's left fielder chased it down to record the game's final out.
L-C must now win five consecutive games over four days to claim the regional title. Maurer isn't counting out his team.
"The loser's bracket is not going to phases us. Like I said, we responded to a challenge, and that's kind of how we're built. It's going to be a tough road, and we've got some tough players."
Powell finished with four hits and two RBI while White and Chase Adkison added two hits and two RBI apiece. Way plated four runs with his two hits.
Yakima leadoff man Bryce Helgeson went 5-for-6 with a three-run homer in the third.
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Orejudos, Quincy (7) and Moen. Baldwin, White (2), Robinson (5) and Adkison.
Yakima hits - Helgeson 5 (HR), Archer, Vandebrake 4 (2B), Orejudos 3, Dietrich, Towsley (2B), Bailey, Moen, Belton 2.
Twins hits - Way 2 (2B), Light 3, Davis 2, White 2, Phillips, Adkison 2, Robinson, Powell 4 (2B), Olson 2.

Monday, July 31, 2017


Jaden Phillips

Lewis-Clark outlasts Idaho Falls 3-2 to nab storied program's first state title since 2009

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said he could see it in his team members' faces.Down two runs entering the eighth inning, the Twins never wavered in their belief. They knew they could rally, and they did.
The Twins downed Idaho Falls 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday in the Idaho AA Legion baseball tournament, capturing their 39th state title and their first since 2009.
Helping end that drought, the Twins' Jaden Phillips finished with two RBI on two singles, one of which tied the score in the eighth (and deflated Idaho Falls, in his coach's estimation), the second of which proved the game-winner in the top of the 10th, both coming with two outs.
In the bottom of the final frame, Twins closer AJ Davis fanned the first batter he faced, walked the second, then induced the third into a game-ending double play by throwing a tough pitch to hit.
"It was an 0-2 count, so I was just going to give him a curveball to either strike him out or get him to roll over to Jaden," Davis said of his third baseman, who started the final relay.
"As soon as I saw it," Phillips said of the final groundout right to him on two hops, "I knew that we were going to win the game."
On the final play, Phillips fired to second baseman Ryder Shoults, who then threw to first baseman Luke White, which led to baseball's most iconic celebration: a dogpile.
Davis' late sacrifice fly two innings earlier got the Twins (35-10) on the board and pulled them within a run, a difference they enjoyed thanks to another gutty performance.
Bouncing back from a rough third in which he gave up two runs, Twins starter Julian Washburn "straight manned up," in Maurer's words, giving Lewis-Clark just what it needed. In other words, scoreless innings in the fourth, fifth and sixth frames.
"(Julian's) going to always give you an opportunity to go out and win a ballgame - it doesn't matter if it's 20 degrees, or 110 degrees," Maurer said, alluding to the 95-degree temperatures in Twin Falls on Sunday.
Maurer couldn't stop raving about his team's pitching, going on to say just what Davis did.
"He retired eight straight guys," Maurer said of his closer from the seventh through the opening of the 10th, when Davis didn't give Idaho Falls "even an ounce of hope to score off us."
While Idaho Falls entered the tournament with just four losses all season, the southern Idaho squad had to fight just to reach the title game, defeating Mountain View earlier Sunday 1-0 and getting a second shot at Lewis-Clark in four days. The Twins shut out Idaho Falls earlier in the tournament behind another stalwart starter, Wyatt Baldwin.
The Twins now advance to the regional tournament starting Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. PDT in Missoula, Mont.
"It's just a tremendous group of players," Maurer said of his team, "that I'm blessed to coach."
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Julian Washburn, A.J. Davis (7) and Chase Adkison. Thomas Alexander, Caden Anstounson (10) and Jace Jones.
Twins hits - Riley Way, Alex Light 2, Luke White, Jaden Phillips 2, Danny Robinson 2, Chris Powell (2B)
Idaho Falls hits - Reed Hutter, Andrew Gregerson (2B), Brandon Bialas (2B), Bridger Taylor, Randon Hostert, Bryson Tibbitts

AJ Davis


Julian Washburn


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Northwest Regional Tournament Information

Information about the Regional tournament
Welcome to Missoula and congratulations on winning your state championship! Each team will have a Missoula Ambassador meet them at the airport or hotel upon arrival to share more information about the following:
  • Opening banquet for players and coaches-Tues., Aug. 1, 6pm, Ogren Park
  • Opening ceremonies follow 4pm game Wed., Aug. 2
  • Players and coaches will be staying at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park, 200 S. Pattee St.      Missoula, MT 59801    406-721-8550
  • Partner hotels are offering special rates for parents/attendees
  • Buy your tickets online or at the gate
  • Laundry facilities
  • Team options for group dinners/transportation at these restaurants
  • Team ambassadors names and contact information
  • Medical facilities
  • Transportation to/from airport provided
  • Scheduled daily transportation from hotel to Ogren Park/Allegiance Field
  • 24-hour gym access provided by Access Fitness
Our ambassador's
IDAHO-Lisa & Bob (406) 544-6253

Twins fall but make title game regardless

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - When they step onto the diamond for today's winner-take-all state title game, the Lewis-Clark Twins will no doubt be looking to rebound from Saturday's 6-1 loss to Mountain View.
Perhaps against Mountain View.
Facing the winner of an earlier game today between Mountain View and Idaho Falls, the Twins will play at 3 p.m. PDT today, with the prize closer than ever.
A win at the Idaho state AA Legion baseball tournament would put Lewis-Clark into Regionals for the first time since 2009, the last time it won a state title, something the Twins can do for the 39th time in program history today.
The Twins knew they'd be in the title round of this double-elimination tournament regardless of what happened on Saturday - unlike Mountain View, playing for its life.
A life which was largely spared by streaky hitting.
"In those two innings, that's where their hits came," Twins Legion coach Kevin Maurer said of the seventh and eighth frames, when Mountain View broke a tie with five runs. "They had four singles in the seventh inning, so they were just able to get those timely hits. They didn't put a charge into any balls, but they got them to land where we weren't."
Just one day after every Twins batter tallied a hit, Lewis-Clark's offense stalled on Saturday, and Maurer thinks he knows why.
"In a state tournament, your offense can go cold, and that happened to us today," he said. "Our guys, they just wanted it so much - sometimes that puts a little extra pressure on you and you lose focus on what you're trying to do in that batter's box."
The goal for the valley baseball team hasn't changed.
"To leave no doubt who the best team in the state is," Maurer said, "and we get the opportunity to prove that (today)."
There were two bright spots for the Twins: starting pitcher Kyle Van Boeyen throwing six innings of two-hit baseball in which he didn't give up any earned runs, and Riley Way's run-scoring single in the second giving Lewis-Clark an early lead.
"Their pitcher, he kept us off-balance," Maurer said, noting his team's 10 strikeouts at bat, "which is very unusual for us."
That's the message he's imparting to his team: This was an aberration.
"We had opportunities early on, the bases loaded in the second and only got one run out of it. We had a guy on third with no outs in the third and weren't able to score him. So we had chances ... but weren't able to get that big-time hit and score guys.
"We were outhitting them 8-2 going into the seventh inning, but we also didn't get a hit past the fifth inning, that was the last time we had a hit."
While the Twins presumably will be better rested than the two teams playing earlier today for the right to make the state title game, being rested can be a double-edged sword, Maurer said.
"That can play one of two ways, a team could be a little more exhausted going in," Maurer said of Idaho Falls and Mountain View, "or, they're also coming off a win and energized and have also just swung their bats for a good nine innings, especially if they had a good hitting day at the plate."
For Maurer, his team's fate will come down to one thing.
"It's just how we handle the moment," he said, "and not letting it get too big from how we actually play the game. You gotta be challenged in life and that's what makes life so special, going through moments like this and how do you respond? That's what makes this game so great, because you get the opportunity to prove that's not the team that you were."
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Boden Mills, Jaden Yaneey (8) and Tanner McGrath. Kyle Van Boeyen, Danny Robinson (7) and Jackson Fuller, Nate Savolainen (4).
Mountain View hits - Riley Harrison 2, Phil LaFevre 3, Tanner McGrath, Braxton Mills, John Milner
Twins hits - Riley Way, AJ Davis, Luke White (3B), Chase Adkison 3, Jackson Fuller, Cole Olson 2 (2B)

Lund extends Lewis-Clark's shutout streak in state AA to 25 innings in 5-3 win over host Twin Falls

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Offensive firepower has been the story line for the Lewis-Clark Twins all summer long, but commanding pitching helped the team punch its ticket to the Idaho Class AA Legion baseball championship round Friday night.
Cooper Lund held Twin Falls scoreless for the first seven innings of play to lead his team to a 5-3 win in front of a packed crowd in Twin Falls. The victory leaves Lewis-Clark as the only unbeaten team remaining in the tournament.
"That was a huge game," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said. "You have to be able to go in there and be battle-tested. Coop had two walks in that first inning and gave up a hit, but after that he pitched a real dominant game
The Lewis-Clark pitching staff opened the tourney with 25 straight shutout innings and has now surrendered just three runs through 27 innings.
"Our pitching has been great all three games, I can't say enough about what our guys on the pitching side have done," Maurer said. "We just asked them to challenge every single guy and make them earn their way on base. If you attack hitters, not too many guys are going to be able to hit doubles because you're living in the zone and willing to challenge them."
The Twins (35-9) entered the fifth with a one-run lead, but a two-run homer from Luke White over the right-center field fence highlighted a three-run outburst for the squad.
"The first couple of innings they threw a soft lefty at us and we weren't able to sit back," Maurer said. "He was living at the knees and we had to make an adjustment to look for something at the belt."
Jaden Phillips led the offensive effort with three hits, while every member of the lineup recorded a base knock in the win.
"Jaden's been great for us all year at the plate," Maurer said. "He had a couple at-bats I know he wasn't happy with, but he was able to get the right mindset in that game and produce some quality hits for us."
Lewis-Clark also received a clutch relief appearance from Nate Savolainen, who took the mound in the eighth with a runner on first.
"The spot Nate had to come into was very difficult," Maurer said. "The home crowd was energized and real loud and that's a huge pressure situation. For him to get out of it and go into the ninth and shut them down in a real tight game says a lot about him."
The victory earned an automatic berth for the Twins in the championship game Sunday. Lewis-Clark returns to the diamond today for a 6 p.m. PDT meeting with Mountain View, while Idaho Falls and Twin Falls stand as the other two squads still in the competition.
victory gives the Twins an advantage in the title game, with the opposing team needing two wins to claim the title. An L-C loss sets the stage for a winner-take-all showdown.
"We've played really good baseball for three days now, but it's not over," Maurer said. "We understand as a team that we don't settle for being OK; when we show up tomorrow that's the most important thing in our minds. We are going to be focused from the first pitch of the game and won't think about anything else until the last pitch."
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Cooper Lund, Nate Savolainen (8) and Chase Adkison. Lucas Young, Cade Greenfield (6) and A.Scholes.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way, Alex Light 2, AJ Davis 2 (2B), Luke White (HR), Jaden Phillips 3 (2B), Chase Adkison, Danny Robinson (3B), Chris Powell (2B), Colt Olson.
Twin Falls hits - Nolan, Stutznan, Brann, Holcomb, Greenfield, Eller (2B), Scholes.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Baldwin holds Idaho Falls to 3 hits in eight innings as Lewis-Clark triumphs 6-0

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Fans at the Idaho Class AA Legion state baseball tournament might have thought they were experiencing deja vu Thursday afternoon when they saw the scoreboard during the Lewis-Clark Twins game.
The squad posted its second shutout victory in as many days, cruising to a 6-0 win over Idaho Falls after disposing of Meridian in a 9-0 contest the previous day.
"That's what we came down here to do," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said. "You have to understand the game right in front of you is the most important. When we go out like that, we play fiery baseball and are able to have games like this."
Wyatt Baldwin toed the rubber for eight shutout innings, holding Idaho Falls to three hits in his outing.
"He was tough as nails on the mound," Maurer said. "To go out there - facing a good-hitting squad - and to throw eight innings of shutout baseball ... that was a big game for us and he stepped up for that."
Although Baldwin only tallied one strikeout in the win, Maurer said it was the team's strong defensive play that helped his pitcher find a groove.
"Our defense was flat-out incredible today," Maurer said. "To have a guy knowing he can trust everyone behind him, it was truly amazing."
A highlight play for Lewis-Clark (34-9) came in the bottom of the second, when Idaho Falls (43-5) led off the frame with a double that energized the dugout. In the ensuing at-bat, catcher Jackson Fuller backpicked the runner at second to take away the scoring threat and "quiet" the opposing team.
"I've seen a lot of high school baseball, and this is by far the best I've ever seen a team play defense," Maurer said. "They made really tough plays throughout the game and made them look routine."
The Twins found an offensive spark when Riley Way and Alex Light led off the third inning with consecutive doubles. Luke White and Chase Adkison added a pair of singles during the four-run frame.
"That's where we got going, right there," Maurer said. "That was their ace that Idaho Falls threw against us today. He's a pretty dang good pitcher and it was great to have that kind of inning."
Adkison and AJ Davis combined for six hits and two doubles in the win, while Fuller added a pair of RBI
The win advances Lewis-Clark to a meeting tonight at 6 PDT against tournament host Twin Falls.
"We're playing away from home, but when we're between the lines it's just as much our turf as theirs," Maurer said. "When you play a host team, you're going to see a jam-packed crowd, and that's what we live for."
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Wyatt Baldwin, Luke White (9) and Jackson Fuller. Hosert, Christiansen (8) and Jones.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way (2B), Alex Light 2 (2B), AJ Davis 3 (2B), Luke White, Chase Adkison 3 (2B), Jackson Fuller 2.
Idaho Falls - Hueter, Taylor (2B), Jones, Hosert.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Twins heading to State

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Blue Devils 1, L-C Cubs 0

A pitcher's duel between the Lewis-Clark Cubs and the Moscow Blue Devils came down to a perfectly placed bunt and some timely hitting by Seth Wadsworth.
The Blue Devils pitcher tossed a two-hitter and knocked in the game's lone run in the second inning to help his team snag a 1-0 victory in the Idaho Area A tournament.
"It was pretty exciting, our backs were against the wall," Mattoon said. "We were saving Seth for when we got knocked into the loser's bracket. He got the ball and did a very good job of spotting his pitches."
The Blue Devils posted their only run in the bottom of the second when Hayden Thompson reached base on a walk. Brock Garrity laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Thompson to second before Wadsworth lined the first pitch of his at-bat up the middle.
"Garrity hasn't bunted very much for us, but I knew at that point we needed to get runners in scoring position," Mattoon said. "I took a gamble and he got down a beautiful bunt."
Wadsworth also dominated on the mound, tossing a two-hitter in the complete-game effort.
"He has been working on a two-seam fastball versus a four-seam, so he was able to locate that very well," Mattoon said. "It's got quite a bit of movement on it, and it was just enough to keep them off balance so he could move the ball inside and out."
Lewis-Clark pitcher Dalton Hart also finished with a two-hitter on the mound, tallying three punchouts in the loss.
"He was just battling," Cubs coach Ramon Royce said. "He had both his fastball and curveball working for him."
Lewis-Clark had an opportunity to tie the game in the top of the fourth with runners on first and second, but Wadsworth recorded consecutive outs to cut short the threat.
"There was only one out, so if we had hit a ball to the outfield we would've scored a runner," Royce said.
The victory advances Moscow in the loser's bracket to a 4:30 p.m. game today against Northern Lakes of Rathdrum, Idaho. Three more wins qualifies the Blue Devils for a berth in the state tournament.
"We're just living every day inning by inning," Mattoon said. "Seth helped us a bunch today by being the lone pitcher and saving us some arms. We're sitting in a good spot, we still have pitchers left so we've just got to make the most of them."
The loss eliminated the Cubs from postseason contention.
"The guys did a good job of being teammates and creating that brotherhood with one another," Royce said. "I know they took away some life lessons from baseball and battling through adversity."
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Dalton Hart and Tui Moliga. Seth Wadsworth and Brysen Gottschalk.
Lewis-Clark hits - Tyson Wallace and Treighton Skinner.
Moscow hits - Mat Shears and Seth Wadsworth.

Twins take down Lumbermen for AA district crown

Baldwin works seven innings on mound to lead L-C to 4-2 win

POST FALLS - Early offense and dominant pitching carried the Lewis-Clark Twins baseball team to a 4-2 win in the Legion AA district championship against Coeur d'Alene on Friday.
Wyatt Baldwin toed the rubber for seven strong innings, holding the Lumbermen to four hits to help the Twins claim the district crown and bragging rights in the region.
"When you get to the title game, you're not always going to have that explosive offense, so you have to rely on everybody," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said.
Baldwin's performance was a stark contrast to his previous outing against Coeur d'Alene, when he surrendered 12 hits in four innings of work.
"He's the type of player who showed he can erase a game and go out there," Maurer said. "He shoved for seven strong innings and only got into trouble twice ... but he managed to get himself out of it. He was just dialed in from the get go."
Alex Light helped the Twins find the scoreboard in the opening inning, using his speed on the base paths to score on a passed ball. Ryder Shoults followed with a sacrifice fly in the second to give Lewis-Clark a 2-0 lead.
"When the offense isn't lighting up the scoreboard, you need to have a pitcher who is lights out early," Maurer said of Baldwin's outing.
The Twins entered the ninth with a 4-0 lead, but the Lumbermen plated a pair of runs when two ground balls took unexpected hops in the infield.
"When Nate Savolainen came in, he did nothing but throw strikes," Maurer said. "He could have been out of there a lot earlier, but the ball just didn't bounce his way."
Savolainen escaped the jam with consecutive flyouts to end the game.
The victory gives the Twins a berth in the state tournament, which begins Wednesday in Post Falls. Lewis-Clark opens the competition with a 4:30 p.m. game, with the opponent yet to be determined.
"We're not finished," Maurer said. "We knew coming into Districts that we had to keep the momentum we had from the regular season and carry it on. You have to be hot in the postseason, so we want to be ready to go when we step on the field at State."
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Lewis-Clark 110 110 00x-4 9 1
Brady Thompson, Brett Keefe (8) and Conner Conigliaro. Wyatt Baldwin, Cooper Lund (8), Nate Savolainen (9) and Jackson Fuller.
Coeur d'Alene hits - Bennett Cunningham, Levi Haen, Brett Stapleton, Matt Gjevre 2 (2B), Riley Alley (2B), Brett Keefe.
Lewis-Clark hits - Alex Light, Jaden Phillips 3 (2B), Chase Adkison 2, Danny Robinson 2, Ryder Shoults.

Cubs drop opener at Districts

The Lewis-Clark Cubs battled through a bus fire and game delay to reach the opener of the Idaho Area A Tournament.
In the end, an infield error proved to be the team's downfall in an 8-7 loss to the Orofino Merchants.
"When you walk seven guys and have five errors, it's tough to win any ball game," Cubs coach Ramon Royce said. "It was disappointing considering that we've been playing well and challenging guys from a defensive side of things."
The trouble began when the team bus caught fire during the drive to Coeur d'Alene.
"It started smoking like crazy, so we had to pull over to the side of the road," Royce said. "That kind of took us out of our pregame routine."
The incident delayed the first pitch by more than an hour. With no time to warmup, the Cubs immediately jumped into play and had trouble establishing an offensive groove.
"We were just way out front as a whole team," Royce said. "Guys were just anxious and reverting back to how we swung it earlier in the season."
After surrendering a six-run lead, the Cubs battled back with a scoring outburst in the bottom of the fourth, fueled by a two-run homer from Coy Stout.
"He hit a bomb, he got a fastball right down the middle and turned on it and absolutely drove it," Royce said. "That was a positive and good to see. He's been swinging the bat pretty well for us."
The Merchants were able to escape the frame with some nifty defense by the pitching staff.
"We were fortunate enough to pick (Garrett) Beckman off at second base with the bases loaded and one out, or it would have been a much bigger inning for the Cubs," Orofino coach Jeff Wilson said.
The two teams entered extra innings locked in a 7-7 battle. With two outs and runners on first and third, Hayden Wilson smacked a ground ball that went through the second baseman's leg, giving the Merchants the go-ahead run.
Hayden Wilson finished with a 3-for-5 showing at the plate and 3 RBI.
The Cubs continue tournament play with a 4:30 p.m. game today against Sandpoint. Orofino advances to a 9 a.m. meeting with No. 1 seed Northern Lakes.
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J. Sparano, J. Barajas (4), Brayden Turcott (6) and Brayden Turcott, Taran Burke (6). Tyson Wallace, Garrett Beckman (4), George Lopez (7) and Jason Hanchett.
Orofino hits - Taran Burke, Howard, Turcott, Kolby Brink, Hayden Wilson 2, Walls, Chris Olive.
Lewis-Clark hits - Tyson Wallace, George Lopez 2, Coy Stout (HR), Garrett Beckman (2B), Hayden Woods 2 (2B).

Washburn, Twins handcuff Prairie

POST FALLS - Baseball is a game with many imperfections, but the Lewis-Clark Twins were nearly perfect Thursday night.
Julian Washburn tossed a one-hitter and the Twins pounded Prairie for 20 runs for a shutout victory during the team's opening game of the Legion AA district tournament.
"When you get to this point of the season you have to be the most focused you are all year," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said. "You have to be ready for these games because every pitch matters. We knew how important it would be, and we were able to play our best baseball today in all phases."
Washburn surrendered Prairie's lone hit in the opening frame, a bloop single that landed just outside the reach of the right fielder. The senior responded by striking out the next 10 batters.
The Lewis-Clark offense also found a rhythm, scoring in every inning.
"You can't ask much more of an offense than that," Maurer said. "To put runs on the board and just stay focused all day. Jared Porter is probably one of the best pitchers in our league that we'll face, so to hit him the way we did says a lot about our guys and their mindset going forward."
Lewis-Clark advances in the three-team tournament to take on the winner of Prairie and Coeur d'Alene today at 5 p.m. A win would mark a district title for the Twins in the double-elimination competition.
"Our guys know what is expected of them," Maurer said. "It's just about us coming here to do what we planned on doing all along, and that's leaving no doubt about who the best team at state is. The district tournament is where we start proving that."
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Jared Porter, Brock Zeller (5) and Seth Villaponado. Julian Washburn and Chase Adkison.
Prairie hits - Seth Villaponado.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way 2, Alex Light 2 (2B), AJ Davis (2B), Luke White 2 (2B), Jaden Phillips, Chase Adkison 4 (2B), Danny Robinson 4 (2B, 3B), Colt Olson 2.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Twins sweep last home games at Harris Field for 2017

Shoults scoops up a chopper to 2nd base to gun down Walla Walla Durflinger at 1st base.
Photo by Tribune/Steve Hanks

The Lewis-Clark Twins wrapped up their Harris Field slate in strong fashion, sweeping Walla Walla in an American Legion baseball doubleheader Monday evening.
The scores were 7-1 and 10-6 in the Twins' final action of the regular season
L-C, which heads into the postseason with a 30-9 record, kept the Bears in check other than the fifth inning of the second game, when the visitors parlayed four walks into a five-run spree.
"We talk about winning every innings, and we were able to win 13 out of the 14 today," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said.
A trio of L-C pitchers limited Walla Walla to three hits and two walks in the first game. The Twins also overcame three errors while holding the Bears to a single run.
In the second game, L-C scooted to a 6-0 lead after two innings, and kept the lead despite Walla Walla's five-run fifth.
AJ Davis smacked three hits, stole three bases and drove in four runs in the second game. On the day, Riley Way reached base in seven of his eight plate appearances; the only time he was retired was on a sacrifice bunt.
The Twins lost just three times at Harris Field this summer.
"For some of them (the players), it'll be a highlight to have played under the lights at Harris Field," Maurer said. "That's a big deal for kids around here."
The Twins, the top seed in the Class AA northern Idaho district tournament, will open play at 5 p.m. Thursday at Post Falls. They will face the winner of the earlier game between Coeur d'Alene and Prairie of Post Falls.
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Aichele and Lesmeister. Lund, Davis (4), Adkison (7) and Savolainen.
Walla Walla hits - Lesmeister, Sexton, Plunkett.
Twins hits - Phillips, Robinson 2, Powell (2B), Savolainen 2, Shoults.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 330 013 x-10 10 1
Graabwohl, Sexton (7) and Darnell. Baldwin, Powell (4), Robinson (5), Savolainen (7) and Adkison.
Walla Walla hits - Plunkett 2, Yenney 2 (2-2B), Darnell 2 (3B).
Twins hits - Way 2 (2B), Light (2B), Davis 3, White (2B), Phillips, Adkison (2B), Olson.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cubs winning streak to 5

The Lewis-Clark Cubs  ran their winning streak to five during a league twinbill to cap their regular season and give themselves momentum going into Districts next week. The Cubs, following their sweep of Sandpoint by scores of 5-1 and 7-4, will face an opponent to be determined on Thursday in Coeur d’Alene. Starring for the Harris Field hosts, Garrett Beckman and Hayden Woods had two RBI apiece on Saturday for the Cubs, who also benefitted from aggressive pitching. “They’re throwing a lot of strikes, and that’s great to see,” Cubs coach Ramon Royce said of hurlers Tyson Wallace and Garrett Beckman in the opener,  where they gave up just one run, and  Dalton Hart and Trayton Skinner in the nightcap.  “That was huge, the effort we got on the mound from every guy that toed the rubber today,” Royce said
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Tyrone Larson and Preston Pettit. Tyson Wallace, Garrett Beckman (4) and Tui Moliga.
Sandpoint hits — Caleb Edlund, Billy Brackett, Austin Greene (2B), Preston Pettit (3B).
Cubs hits —  Tyson Wallace 2 (2B), Tui Moliga, Dawson Bonfi eld, Trent Reel.
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Lewis-Clark 102   103   x—7   9   1
Garrett Connerly, Pettit (4) and Thomas Riley. Dalton Hart, Trayton Skinner (6) and Jason Hanchett. Sandpoint hits — Thomas Riley 2 (2B), Tyler Lehman 2, Edlund 2, Jacob Cometto, Sydney Bottomley 2.
Cubs hits — Tyson Wallace, George Lopez, Coy Stout 3, Garrett Beckman 2, Hayden Woods, Jason Hanchett.

Twins secure top spot for league

COEUR D'ALENE - On their recent drive to Coeur d'Alene, the Lewis-Clark Twins no doubt had time to think.
So during that two hour drive, they likely relived their last game against the Lumbermen.
And in addition to thinking about that 10-run rule loss Lewis-Clark suffered just several days earlier to their bitter rivals, something the Twins would probably rather not have spent time doing, the bus-bound baseballers no doubt ruminated over just what was at stake this time around.
If they beat the hosts twice in one day on Saturday, the Twins would usurp the Lumbermen for first in the league.
"It gets your mindset right," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said of the heated situation his team stepped into, on a day which brought plenty of literal heat as well.
From out of that furnace, the Twins forged two pressure-cooked victories.
The scores with 5-2 and 5-4.
Onto the postseason, L-C (28-9, 5-3) will face the winner of an earlier matchup between the Lumbermen and the district tournament hosts on Thursday in Post Falls when District play begins. That is, after the Twins wrap up their regular season with a home doubleheader Monday against Walla Walla.
Helping his team take the No. 1 seed into the postseason, the Twins' Luke White hit a tie-breaking three-run homer that proved the difference in his team's twinbill opening win against C'dA.
"In that home run count, he popped the ball up but the catcher missed it," Maurer said of what later proved a crucial missed opportunity by the hosts against White, "so (White) got another opportunity and great hitters do something with that opportunity.
"And then (pitcher Julian) Washburn did the rest."
In the second game, the teams were knotted at four when Danny Robinson hit a sacrifice fly to bring White home from third for what proved the game-winner in the final frame.
"You can't ask for better team baseball," Maurer said, referencing the strategically hard groundout on play earlier by Chase Adkison to advance White from second to third. "They knew the situation, knew what they needed to do and they all took advantage of it."
Also key in that second game for the Twins was a web gem by short stop Riley Way which stranded two Lumbermen on base.
"Riley did his best Michael Jordan impression, he was able to fly up in the air and snag a baseball and doubled the guy off at second," Maurer said. "Incredible man. You don't see that out of too many high school athletes; he's able to do a lot of special things."
First Game
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Coeur d'Alene 001 100 0-2 5 1
Julian Washburn and Chase Adkison. Brett Stapleton and Conner Conigliaro.
Twins hits - Riley Way (2B), Alex Light, Luke White 2 (2B, HR), Jaden Phillips.
Lumbermen hits - Levi Haen, Conigliaro, Stapleton, Matt Gjevre, Jack Bloom.
Second Game
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Coeur d'Alene 004 000 0-4 7 1
Kyle Van Boeyen, Luke White (5) and Nate Savolainen. Justin Bates and Kallen Langley.
Twins hits - Riley Way (2B), A.J. Davis, Jaden Phillips 2, Luke White (2B), Chase Adkison 2 (2-2B), Danny Robinson, Wyatt Baldwin, Alex Light.
Lumbermen hits - Haen, Langley, Stapleton 2, Bloom, Riley Alley.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Twins split league doubleheader

The Lewis-Clark Twins and Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen took turns mercy-ruling each other, as the league rivals traded blowouts Tuesday at Harris Field.
The Twins won the opening American Legion baseball game 11-1 while the Lumbermen bagged the second 12-2. Both games ended on the 10-run rule after five innings.
There was a "night and day difference" between the games, L-C coach Kevin Maurer said.
The Twins (26-9 overall, 3-3 in league) started quickly thanks in part to four first-inning walks issued by the Lumbermen. L-C scored five runs in the first inning and led 10-1 after three frames.
The Twins got two RBI apiece from Riley Way, Luke White, Jaden Phillips, Nate Savolainen and Alex Light. Pitcher Cooper Lund bottled up Coeur d'Alene, allowing three hits, two walks and one unearned run while striking out six.
But the Lumbermen's offense came alive in the second game, as they swatted 16 hits. Five of those went for extra bases.
"They found a lot of gaps in that game, and we just couldn't find a way to get them out," Maurer said.
The split leaves the league race up in the air, though things will be settled when the Twins visit Coeur d'Alene on Saturday. If the Lumbermen win either game, they'll claim the league crown; if L-C manages a sweep, it will earn the title.
The Twins had been scheduled to play Yakima in Harris Field doubleheaders today and Thursday, but the Beetles called to cancel Tuesday, saying they're too injured for nonleague play, Maurer said. L-C is trying to line up a new opponent.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 514 01-11 9 3
Davenport, Hunter Wabs (5) and Conigliaro. Lund and Savolainen.
Coeur d'Alene hits - Cunningham, Haen, Stapleton 2.
Twins hits - Way 2 (2B), Davis 2, Phillips, White, Savolainen, Light 2.
Coeur d'Alene 025 32-12 16 1
Lewis-Clark Twins 101 00- 2 6 4
Mueller and Conigliaro. Baldwin, Savolainen (4) and Adkison.
Coeur d'Alene hits - Cunningham 2 (3B), Yeesee 2, Stapleton 3, Conigliaro 2, Haen 2 (2B), Alley, Thompson 2 (2-2B), Bloom 2 (2B).
Twins hits - Light, White 2 (2B, 3B), Adkison, Shoults, Fuller.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Twins take second in Yakima

YAKIMA - The Lewis-Clark Twins defeated the host Yakima Red Peppers 11-3 in the semifinals before falling 4-2 to the River City Athletics in the final of the Yakima Wood Bat Tournament.
The Twins ended the first game in five innings behind a strong hitting performance that included home runs from Danny Robinson and Luke White.
"We took care of business in that game," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said of the semifinal. "We were able to end it early to get a little rest before that championship game."
In the final, the Twins came up against a travel-ball team composed largely of players already in or committed to college baseball programs - and they held their own.
The first two innings saw River City score three to Lewis-Clark's two, after which four scoreless innings followed for both teams before the Athletics completed a fourth and final run in the seventh.
Maurer credited a strong pitching performance from Kyle Van Boeyen for holding the River City tally down, and said that his offense created multiple opportunities to tie or take the lead, but was unable to capitalize.
"Second inning we had bases loaded, only got one run out of it. In the fifth inning we had a guy on first and second with no outs; we didn't get a run out of it," he said. "We just didn't get that timely hit we needed to kind of put us over the top."
"I was very happy with how our guys played that game, and how we were just one or two hits away from winning the whole thing," added Maurer, whose team stands at 24-8 on the season.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 204 32-11 10 0
Johnson, Berreth (4) and Wolfe. Adkinson, White (5) and Savolainen.
Yakima hits - Bishop 2, Vick 2, Garner, Paul, Bruner.
Lewis-Clark hits - Light 2, Davis 2, Phillips (2B), White (HR), Robinson (HR), Baldwin, Powell (2B), Olson.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 110 000 0-2 8 1

Henke and Collier. Van Boeyen, Savolainen (7) and Adkinson.
River City hits - Elgin, Rea 2 (2B), Selders (2B).
Lewis-Clark hits - Davis 3, Phillips 2, Adkinson, Washburn, Olson.

Cubs fall to Bellevue in final

LEWISTON - An early lead for the Lewis-Clark Cubs did not quite hold up against a Bellevue Honda rally in the final of the Clancy Ellis Tournament at Harris Field.
The Cubs - who topped FM Sports 9-5 in the semifinals earlier on Sunday - had defeated Bellevue 8-1 in pool play, and seemed on course for a repeat showing when they led 8-1 after two innings, but a sixth-inning Honda surge erased their advantage, forcing an eighth in which it was Bellevue that secured the winning run.
"We started the game off hot and I think we just relaxed," said Lewis-Clark coach Ramon Royce, whose team went 5-1 overall in the tournament. "We gave away too many walks, free passes. We definitely have to give them credit; they were able to make that huge rally in the sixth, and got some timely hits."
"It was a heartbreaker to be honest with you, but I'm proud of our boys and how hard they competed throughout the tournament" Royce concluded. "Our guys have really started coming together and getting hot, so it was good to see them heat up and play well as a team."
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Stout, Stamper (5), Lopez (6) and Hanchett. Smith and Boyd.
Lewis-Clark hits - Wallace 3, Stout (2B), Moliga 2 (2 2B), Beckman 2, Skinner 3 (2B), Hanchett 3 (2B), Hart (2B).
Bellevue hits - Sailer 2, Escober 2, Caro 3, Russell 2, Graham, Soay 3, Smith 2.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

L-C Cubs 12, Nampa Braves 2

Harris Field has been kind to the Lewis-Clark Cubs at the Clancy Ellis Tournament and that theme continued for the hosts Saturday evening against the Nampa Braves.
George Lopez and Trayton Skinner each contributed three hits - both also had doubles - and a 12-hit barrage helped the Cubs cruise past Nampa 12-2 in five innings.
L-C, now 4-0 in its own tournament, faces FM Sports of Redmond, Wash., at 3 p.m. at Harris Field. A win places the Cubs in the championship game later tonight.
"As a team, it feels like we're playing good baseball right now," L-C coach Ramon Royce said. "Playing the game the right way."
Coy Stout also had multiple hits and a double for the Cubs in Saturday evening's game.
Tui Moliga conceded just a single run in his four innings on the hill and Skinner was solid in relief.
Nampa Braves 100 01- 2 4 1
Lewis-Clark Cubs 432 3x-12 12 0
Miller, Reinerston (4) and Fuentes. Moliga, Charlo (5), Skinner (5) and Hanchett.
Nampa hits - Garza, Goetz, Fuentes, Bernal.
Lewis-Clark hits - Wallace, Lopez 3 (2B), Stout 2 (2B), Beckman, Skinner 3 (2B), Hanchett, Woods

Twins win in 10, still in hunt for title

YAKIMA - Pitcher Danny Robinson and the defense kept the game deadlocked for seven innings, and finally the Lewis-Clark Twins won it in the 10th inning.
AJ Davis scored from third on Chase Adkison's walk-off single, which gave L-C a 2-1 victory over Northwest Crimson of Auburn, Wash., on Saturday in the Yakima Wood Bat Tournament.
The Twins (4-0 in the tournament, 24-7 overall) are one of three teams that could win the title today. Their matchup today wasn't available at press time
Robinson entered in the third and pitched until the end of the game, giving up just four hits during that time. Plus, the Twins' defense was "incredible," coach Kevin Maurer said.
"Most of our season, our offense has really carried the slack," he said. "These last two games, pitching and defense has really led the way."
The Twins scored a run in the first when Davis doubled and eventually came home on an error. But after that, they only generated a few scoring chances. Their efforts were foiled by 16 flyouts.
But in the 10th - the game was scheduled to go seven innings - Davis was hit by a pitch and stole second to get a threat going. Jaden Phillips then walked and Luke White hit a ball that was dropped by the right fielder to load the bases. Adkison then delivered his walk-off blow.
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Complete statistics not available.

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.