Friday, June 30, 2017
Chase Adkison laced three hits, including two doubles, and pitched a 1-2-3 final inning in relief Thursday night as the Lewis-Clark Twins defeated the Apple Valley Loggers of central Washington 11-5 at Harris Field in the first round of the Palouse Summer Series baseball tournament at three sites.
After struggling with the off-speed pitches of Tanner Vanlith in the second inning, the Twins (15-5) uncorked three doubles in a five-run eruption in the third, keying a Legion win that saw L-C crack six doubles and Alex Light notch three singles.
"Their starting pitcher made us look a little silly in the second," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said, "and we made an adjustment. One through nine, it was a total team display."
That allowed starting pitcher Kyle Van Boeyen to settle down after a shaky start, and he wound up crafting a four-hitter with seventh-inning help from Adkison.
The 16-team tournament in Lewiston, Pullman and Colfax will wrap up with a championship game Sunday. The field has been split into four pools.
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L-C Twins 205 202 x-11 12 2
Vanlith, McKay (3), Hamilton (4), Tobin (4), Peters (6) and Haynes. Van Boeyen, Adkison (7) and Savolainen.
Apple Valley hits - McKay (2B), Gonzalez, Buehn, Haynes.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Lewis-Clark Twins encountered some stiff competition in a Legion baseball home doubleheader against River City of Kennewick, taking on a team with 11 college freshmen on the roster.
At the end of the day, Twins coach Kevin Maurer was satisfied with a split.
Lewis-Clark fell 4-3 in a thriller at Harris Field before downing River City 7-5 in the nightcap Wednesday.
"It was great competition for our guys," Maurer said. "(River City) has a lot of guys who can throw really well, so that first game just took us a while to get settled in."
The Twins (14-5 overall, 2-0 league) surrendered a four-run frame in the opener, but the team clawed its way back into contention with runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
"We had the tying run on second base in the seventh," Maurer said. "Jaden Phillips roped one into the left center gap, but their center fielder was able to track it down."
Right-hander Julian Washburn dominated the mound for the Twins in the second meeting between the two teams, holding River City to one hit through 42/3 innings of work.
"Washburn pitched a heckuva game," Maurer said. "We have to be wary with the next couple of games with the pitch count rule, so he had to come out in the fifth."
Lewis-Clark also benefitted from a shaky start by the River City pitching staff.
"The first three runs of the game were basically given to us," Maurer said. "We had five straight walks, so our guys' plate discipline was really good in that first inning."
Phillips lifted the Twins in the fourth with an RBI double that Maurer said "gave us some breathing room."
River City threatened in the final frame, scoring four to cut the deficit to two runs. But a relief appearance from Cooper Lund helped Lewis-Clark secure the win.
"Cooper just came in and closed the door for the last two outs," Maurer said.
The Twins open play in the Palouse Summer Series against the Apple Valley Packers of Wenatchee at 7 tonight at Harris Field.
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Lewis-Clark 100 011 0-3 6 2
Easton Hanke, Gerald Hein (2), AJ Dickson (3), Hunter Mulberis (5), Matt Driver (6) and Braden Coler. Wyatt Baldwin, Alex Light (5) and Chase Adkinson.
River City hits - McClane Elain, Trent Sellers, Bruce Beck, Brayden Coler 2, Ryan Delta (2B).
Lewis-Clark hits - Alex Light 2 (2B), Jaden Phillips, Luke White 2 (HR), Chris Powell.
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Andrew Vargas, Trent Sellers (1), Lottus (4), Bush (5) and Eien. Julian Washburn, Luke White (5), Cooper Lund (7) and Chase Adkinson.
River City hits - Rey 2, Hall, Bennington, Oldham (2B), Betloff, Lottus.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
MOSCOW - Tuesday's Legion baseball doubleheader between the Moscow Blue Devils and Lewis-Clark Cubs featured diving catches, booming home runs and late-inning theatrics.
The Blue Devils squeaked out a 2-1 victory in the first game of the twinbill before blasting their way to a 13-3 win in the second meeting to earn a series sweep at the Moscow School District Community Playfields.
"We're starting to pick up some speed," Moscow coach Stan Mattoon said. "We're seeing the ball better and our defense is coming around along with it. Right now, we're just playing some pretty good ball."
Moscow trailed 1-0 in the sixth inning of the opener before Billy Adams lined the second pitch of his at-bat into left field with two outs to score a pair of runs.
"He is one of our younger guys, but the thing I like about Billy is that he has an incredible eye," Mattoon said. "He didn't try to do too much, he got a pitch he could drive and he put it exactly where he needed to."
Starting pitcher Devin Carscallen dazzled in the complete-game effort for Moscow (9-14). The right-hander used a mix of fastballs and sliders to keep Lewis-Clark (6-11) off the basepaths for most of the matchup.
"He threw a lot of fastballs, but he mixed them really well," Mattoon said. "He stayed inside and outside. They've got some big boys over there and we wanted to make sure we didn't wheel one right down the middle."
Tui Moliga also toed the rubber in a dominant outing for the Cubs. The right-hander tallied six strikeouts and held the Blue Devils to two hits before surrendering Adams' go-ahead single in the sixth.
"He was mixing it up and hitting his spots, which helped him get ahead of hitters," Lewis-Clark coach Ramon Royce said. "He executed his pitches and changed speeds. He could've gotten a few more calls his way, but he competed on the bump."
Carscallen closed the game with a scoreless seventh, forcing a groundout with runners on first and second to pick up the 2-1 win for Moscow.
"Their guy was probably one of the best arms that we've seen, hands down," Royce said. "I think we had some quality at-bats against him, so I was proud of our guys and the way they competed."
While the first game may have played out as a pitchers' duel, the second matchup featured a little more firepower.
Casey Grady and Mat Shears recorded RBI hits to put Moscow on the scoreboard early in the second inning. Seth Wadsworth later added a bases-clearing double as part of a seven-run outburst in the frame.
"They were very loose, there was no tension," Mattoon said. "We've been very tense the past few weeks. You can put that kind of pressure on yourself, but then you need to realize it's just a game."
Lewis-Clark tried to chip away at the lead in the third when Tyson Wallace knocked a grounder through the infield to score Treyson Lejameyer. But an RBI bloop single from Eric Redinger and a balk call on pitcher Hayden Woods gave the Blue Devils a 9-1 advantage.
The Cubs tacked on a pair of runs following a defensive miscue in the fifth, but Shears launched two-run homer over the right-field fence to make it 11-3 before Moscow put the finishing touches on the mercy-rule victory in the sixth.
"They're enjoying the game of baseball right now," Mattoon said. "You should have fun, and now we're in a flow since we've started to loosen up.'
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Moscow 000 002 x-2 3 2
Tui Moliga and Connor Stamper. Devin Carscallen and Brysen Gottschalk.
Lewis-Clark hits - Hayden Woods, Treyson Lejameyer, Dalton Hart 2 (2B).
Moscow hits - Jack Dunn, Billy Adams, Theo Howard.
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Moscow 070 222-13 11 3
Treyson Lejameyer, Hayden Woods (2), Bill Alspach (6) and Jason Hanchett. Theo Howard, Mat Shears (6) and Tristan Wilson.
Lewis-Clark hits - Daniel Mason, Bill Alspach, Keegen Tanata, Dalton Hart (2B), Jason Hanchett 2 (2B).
Moscow hits - Casey Grady 3, Mat Shears 3 (HR, 2B), Seth Wadsworth 2, Eric Redinger 2, Logan Shears.
The Lewis-Clark Twins made an auspicious debut to their league season with back-to-back wins over the Prairie Cardinals in a doubleheader at Harris Field.
L-C won 8-4 and 10-0 in American Legion baseball games played Tuesday evening.
"Both our pitchers pitched really quality games," said Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer of Danny Robinson and Riley Way, who manned the mound in the first and second games respectively.
Robinson matched Prairie's Jared Porter in pitching a no-hitter through four innings to hold off the Cardinals' offense long enough for Alex Light to hit a grand slam home run in the sixth and secure the Lewis-Clark victory - a three-run seventh for Prairie notwithstanding.
In the second game, "Our offense carried over right off the bat from that first game and we scored early," said Maurer. "Way took care of the rest."
L-C recorded nine runs within the first two innings of that contest and conceded only two hits and zero runs before winning via mercy rule in five.
Light and Chase Adkison led the team offensively on the day at three hits apiece, with Light delivering two home runs while Adkison managed a double and a triple.
The Twins, who now stand at 13-4 on the season and 2-0 in league competition, will face the River City Athletics today in a nonleague doubleheader at home.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 100 016 x-8 7 1
Jared Porter, Sam Schulz (5) and Seth Villapondo. Danny Robinson, Kole Olson (7), Luke White (7) and Chase Adkison.
Prairie hits - Jacob Elliott (2B), Brock Zeller, Sam Schulz.
Twins hits - Chase Adkison (2B), Jaden Phillips, Luke White, Chris Powell, Wyatt Baldwin, Alex Light 2 (2 HR).
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Elliott, Zeller (3) and Schulz. Riley Way and Chase Adkison.
Prairie hits - Canner Call, Corvin Buck.
Twins hits - Light, Robinson, Adkison 2 (3B), Washburn 2 (2B), Powell, Kyle Van Boeyen 2 (2B), Olson
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
RATHDRUM - Northern Lakes managed to sink the Lewis-Clark Cubs with big innings in both games of a league doubleheader.
The Rathdrum team won by the scores of 8-2 and 10-3.
Northern Lakes erupted for six runs in the third inning of the opener and five tallies in the fifth inning of the second tilt.
"Two innings haunted us," Cubs coach Ramon Royce said.
L-C did get strong pitching from Dawson Bonfield in most of the opener, and Garrett Beckman clubbed his first prep-level homer in that game.
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Northern Lakes 006 101 x-8 9 1
Bonfield and Moliga. Bradbury and Aragon.
Cubs hits - Wallace (2B), Stamper, Beckman (HR), Woods, Skinner 2, Lopez.
Northern Lakes hits - Nielson 2, Bradbury 3, McDonald, Streitzel, Baker, Aragon.
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Northern Lakes 212 05x-10 9 2
Hart, Beckman (4) and Stamper. J.McDonald and L.McDonald.
Cubs hits - Wallace 2, Daniel, Stamper, Alspach 2, Skinner, Tanata (3B).
Northern Lakes hits - Nielson, Taylor, Bradbury 2, Baker, Smith 2, L.McDonald 2.
Monday, June 26, 2017
MISSOULA, Mont. - They fell behind by five runs immediately and got an earful from their opponents, but the Lewis-Clark Twins were never ruffled.
L-C roared to an eventful 16-5 American Legion baseball victory over Bellevue Honda during Sunday's final session in the Missoula Mavericks Memorial Tournament.
After the first two Bellevue batters were retired, the western Washington club managed to piece together a rally that resulted in a 5-0 lead.
The Bellevue team was also "chirping pretty loud during that inning, kind of being disrespectful to the game," L-C coach Kevin Maurer said.
"When our guys ran in, we told them that it's not OK to disrespect the game the way they were," Maurer said. "And our guys responded to that."
In the Twins' half of the first, their initial seven batters reached base and they tied the score at 5-all. Cleanup hitter Luke White delievered a grand slam during the comeback.
L-C (11-4 overall) then scored four in the third and seven in the fourth on its way to invoking the mercy rule.
After its quick start in the first, Bellevue was bottled up the rest of the game. It had just one baserunner, who reached on a walk, and he was erased on a double play.
L-C starting pitcher Cooper Lund struck out the side in the second and also blanked Bellevue in the third and fourth. Chase Adkison pitched the fifth.
Meanwhile, Bellevue's outspokeness continued. Its first-base coach got ejected in the first inning, and its other two coaches were booted in the fourth, Maurer said. Even with all of Bellevue's coaches tossed, the game continued, with players in the dugout making pitching changes, Maurer said.
"I've never seen anything like it before," Maurer said.
"It was pretty special how our players kept their composure through all of that," the Twins coach added. "They stayed even-keel through the whole process and proved it between the lines."
All nine Twins in the lineup got hits, with Danny Robinson and Ryder Shoults smacking two apiece. White finished with five RBI.
The Twins will return to action Tuesday at home in a 5 p.m. doubleheader against Post Falls.
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Lewis-Clark Twins 504 7x-16 11 2
Patrick McCumber, Sam Cooper (1), Sam Mahey (2), Brody Maydaleta (3), Braden Boyeh (4), Ryan Trautmann (4) and Steve Watters. Cooper Lund, Chase Adkison (5) and Jackson Fuller.
Bellevue hits - Jacob Bacon, Trautmann.
Twins hits - Riley Way, AJ Davis, Jaden Phillips (2B), Luke White (HR), Danny Robinson 2 (3B), Chris Powell, Ryder Shoults 2, Fuller, Alex Light.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Cubs 16-15, Dusters 4-12
KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Lewis-Clark Cubs improved to 6-7 with a sweep of the Kennewick Dusters, winning 16-4 and 15-12.
With a chance at moving above .500, the Cubs will play a twinbill at Northern Lakes on Monday on the road beginning at 3 p.m.
Conner Stamper and Treyton Skinner combined for 10 RBI in the second game for the Cubs.
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Dusters 101 20 - 4 6 4
Stamper, Beckman (4) and Moliga. Wright, C. Swaney (4) and Brown.
Cubs hits - Wallace, Moliga (2B), Stout, Beckman (2B), Woods 2 (3B), Daniel, Skinner 2, Lopez 2, Reel
Dusters hits - Childeres, Childs (2B), A. Swaney, Pratt, C. Swaney, Wright
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Dusters 000 613 2-12 16 3
Stout, Wallace (4), Lopez (6), Moliga (7) and Hanchett. Rosenblum, Puckett (5) and Brown.
Cubs hits - Lopez 3 (2B), Daniel 2 (2-2B), Stamper 4 (2-2B, 3B), Wallace (2B), Hanchett 2, Skinner 3 (3B), Alspach (2B), Woods
MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark Twins suffered what their coach described as a "hiccup."
But Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said he was proud. His team, he said, fought. It was just too much to overcome a Central Washington Spuds splurge in the fifth that handed the Twins their second loss of the Missoula Mavericks Memorial Tournament.
An eight-run frame handed the Twins a 10-9 loss Saturday and eliminated the valley squad from competing for a title
Today, the Twins will play at noon PDT against Bellevue Honda to round out their stay at the round robin event, where they're 1-2 so far.
L-C was led by AJ Davis' three RBI, but fell to 10-4.
The Twins got the tying runner on first in the final inning, but weren't able to advance him beyond that. In the sixth, the Twins also had the tying run on second, before a contested call ended the inning on a double play.
"Danny Robinson hit a ball real hard down the line that we thought hit the dirt, but the umpire said (it was caught) and they ended up doubling off Luke White (who had taken off from second)," Maurer said. "It's hard to win a game if you give up eight runs in one inning, but our guys still fought."
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Twins 221 004 0- 9 12 1
Zach Valdez, Austin Valdez (6) and Wade Visker. Kyle Van Boeyen, Danny Robinson (5) and Nate Savolainen.
Spuds hits - Buke Cannon (2B), Suvick Bronon 2, Blake Sidwell, Cade Tunstall 3 (2B), Michael Chase 2
Twins hits - Riley Way 3 (2-2B), AJ Davis 2 (2B), Chase Adkison (2B), Luke White 2 (2-2B), Julian Washburn, Nate Savolainen, Alex Light
Saturday, June 24, 2017
MISSOULA, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark Twins beat Gonzaga Prep 15-1 to start their day, but then fell to the Missoula Mavericks 3-1. That outcome handed L-C its first loss of the Missoula Mavericks tournament, which will continue its round-robin play today with the Twins facing the Central Washington Spuds at 9 a.m. PDT.
The Twins, who are 10-3 overall and 2-1 in the tournament, are still alive to earn a berth in Sunday's title game and "control our own destiny," coach Kevin Maurer said.
In their win over the Bullpups to start the day, the Twins got an inside the park home run from Chase Adkison, "a pretty cool thing," Maurer said. "You don't see that too often."
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Bullpups 100 000 0-1 4 1
Wyatt Baldwin, Alex Light (7) and Chase Adkison. Noah Dryman, Ryan Redmond (5), Bart Fray (7) and Taylor Kelly.
Twins hits - Riley Way, AJ Davis 2, Jaden Phillips 3, Luke White (2B), Chase Adkison 3 (HR), Nate Savolainen (2B), Ryder Shoults
Bullpups hits - Nick Drynan 2 (2B), Lucas Struck, Jeffrey Young
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Twins 000 100 0-1 5 1
Chalmus and Schock. Washburn and Fuller.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Missoula Mont. - Making his first start of the season, the Twins' AJ Davis gave up one hit in six innings of work without issuing a single walk - a claim to fame the team's closer, Nate Savolainen, was also able to make, as Lewis-Clark notched its third shutout of the season, this one while giving up just two hits.
The final score was 6-0 as the Twins started the Missoula Mavericks Memorial Tournament with a win over another northwest squad, the LaGrande Legends of Oregon.
"He was just attacking throughout the whole game," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said of Davis, who on Thursday fanned five and needed just 64 pitches to get his team to the final frame of this American Legion baseball game.
"There wasn't a guy who stepped in the box that he even gave any bit of confidence while they were in there," Maurer added, noting that only twice did Davis even get to three balls in his hit count.
"First start of the year after a long bus trip, where our offense wasn't awake yet, for him to be dialed in the way he was... you can't ask for much more out of a guy."
When the Twins' bats did wake up, no bat was more woke than that belonging to Jaden Phillips, who had four RBI on three hits, one of them a double.
The Twins (9-2) will continue tournament play today with two games, first facing Gonzaga Prep at 3 p.m. PDT and then the hometown Missoula Mavericks at 6 p.m. PDT, both those games still in Missoula.
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Jon Gonzales, Isaac Zamora (4) and Jace Leonard. AJ Davis, Nate Savolainen (7) and Jackson Fuller.
Legends hits - Cody Dubray, Isaac Chamberlain
Twins hits - Riley Way, Chase Adkison 2, Jaden Phillips 3 (2B), Luke White, Chris Powell, Kyle Van Boeyen, Alex Light 2
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Lewis-Clark Cub hurlers were strong in the first game, but shaky in the second, allowing Orofino to salvage a split during a league doubleheader Wednesday at Harris Field.
The Cubs won the opener 5-4, but bowed in the nightcap 14-2.
L-C rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the first game to win by a single run, scoring once in the fifth inning and twice in the sixth. The Cubs scored the decisive run in the sixth when Gavin Grijalva bunted safely to load the bases before Coy Stout was struck by a pitch, sending an L-C runner home.
"It was just a good team effort and I think we got a good pitching performance," said L-C coach Ramon Royce, who singled out reliever Keegen Tanata. "(Tanata) came in and competed on the bump."
The second game was all Orofino.
L-C pitchers walked nine Merchants and "we got behing in a lot of counts," Royce said.
The Cubs coach also noted his team struggled with situational hitting.
Orofino, on the other hand, did not. The Merchants had 13 hits - four of those coming from Bayley Noah, who had two doubles and a triple. Kolby Brink, who had five hits in two games on Tuesday, added four more on Wednesday. The ex-Orofino High standout swatted a double and a home run in the first game.
The Cubs moved to 4-7 overall and 3-5 in league play with the split. They play host to St. Maries on Friday in a doubleheader.
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Lewis-Clark Cubs 002 012 x-5 7 3
Stephens, Turcott (6) and Wilson. Moliga, Tanata (4) and Stamper.
Orofino hits - Turcott, Wilson, Brink 2 (2B, HR), Noah, Howard, Hall.
Lewis-Clark hits - Wallace 2, Stout, Beckman, Stamper, Lopez 2.
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Lewis-Clark Cubs 002 000- 2 7 1
Olive and Turcott. Stout, Bonfield (3), Woods (4), Alspach (6) and Hanchett.
Orofino hits - Burke, Barajas, Turcott 2, Wilson, Brink 2, Noah 4 (2-2B, 3B), Walz, Sparano.
Lewis-Clark hits - Lopez 2, Moliga, Woods, Stamper, Hanchett (2B), Skinner.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Scoring three runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth, the Walla Walla Bruins pulled away late and eventually invoked the mercy rule to beat the Lewis-Clark Cubs Monday in a nonleague game at Harris Field.
L-C had just one hit in the game, from Tui Moliga, but the Cubs' offensive woes weren't necessarily the product of stellar pitching.
"We just didn't make adjustments," Cubs coach Ramon Royce said.
On the other end, Walla Walla got ahead in the count often and the Bruins capitalized when opportunities presented themselves.
"I feel that they had some good sticks in their lineup and they capitalized on being ahead in the count," Royce said. "They were ahead in the counts and we didn't pitch it very well and they took advantage. I feel like collectively, we didn't come to play."
L-C (3-6) is back on the diamond Wednesday for a home doubleheader against Orofino.
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Lewis-Clark Cubs 000 000- 0 1 1
Watkilo, Morris (6) and Ortiz. Stamper, Skinner (5), Beckman (6) and Moliga.
Walla Walla hits - Golden, Ahrens, Ko. Morris 2, Hamada, Norris 2, Ortiz, Ky. Morris 3, Weigland 2.
Lewis-Clark hits - Moliga.
Monday, June 19, 2017
With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning, Chris Powell's persistence paid off, and in a big way, for the Lewis-Clark Twins in the title game of the Dwight Church Tournament.
With two balls and two strikes against him, Powell fouled off two more pitches before connecting on a grand slam to dead center field that would give Wyatt Baldwin all the run support he'd need to help the hosts close out the Missoula Mavericks 6-2 at Harris Field.
Earlier in the afternoon, L-C (8-2) dominated the Hanford Flames 11-0 in five innings.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
A back-and-forth contest swung in favor of the Missoula Mavericks on Saturday, as the Lewis-Clark Twins dropped a 5-4 battle during the third day of the Dwight Church Tournament at Harris Field. The Twins (6-2) entered the final frame with the game knotted at 4-4, but a wild pitch with two outs gave the Mavericks the late-inning victory. "We had an opportunity to win that game, but it was one of those where we end up beating ourselves," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said. Kyle Van Boeyen propelled the Twins pitching staff with a strong start, while Luke White took the bump midway through the fifth to close the game. "Kyle walked himself into some really tight situations, but he ended up giving us 4 2/3 strong innings," Maurer said. "Luke came in after and did a phenomenal job of living in the strike zone." The Twins were dealt an initial blow when Riley Way hurt his knee in the opening inning. AJ Davis made the transition from second base to shortstop and lifted the team with his defensive play. "The first three balls of the game were hit to him at second," Maurer said. "And then he moved over and immediately had some more hit his way." Davis also provided an impact at the plate with two hits, including an extra-base knock for Lewis-Clark. "All season long he's been very consistent for us up there," Maurer said. "He has quality at-bats and gives us a lot of opportunities." The Mavericks trailed by a single run entering the bottom of the sixth, but a trio of errors allowed Missoula to steal a 4-3 lead. "We just had some mental lapses in that inning that we could have been out of with no harm," Maurer said. "That's just baseball sometimes, it's something we're going to have to learn from. In those tight situations, we need to play clean baseball, and this is a group that is capable of doing that." The Twins limited the Mavericks to six hits on the night, but Maurer said Missoula found a way to generate offense when it needed to. "Credit to them, they put the pressure on us, and that's what you've got to do on the offensive side," Maurer said. In other tournament action, the Hanford Flames beat the Spokane North Stars by a score of 4-1. The Stars also fell to the Mavericks in a 13-5 loss. The Southridge Bandits pulled out a pair of wins during the day, besting Hodgen Distributing 11-10 and handing the Flames a 4-3 defeat. Lewis-Clark still has an opportunity to reach the tournament championship today, but the Twins will first have to go through Hanford in a 3 p.m. matchup. Missoula sits as the only unbeaten team left in the tournament. The Mavericks square off with the Bandits in a noon matchup. Hodgen will also take the diamond for a 9 a.m. meeting with Spokane. "It's still up for grabs," Maurer said. "I know this team will be ready to go tomorrow." Lewis-Clark 210 000 1-4 9 5 Missoula 001 012 1-5 6 2 Kyle Van Boeyen, Luke White (5) and Nate Savolainen. Drew Leonard and Spencer Schrock. Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way, Julian Washburn, AJ Davis 2 (2B), Luke White, Jaden Phillips (2B), Nate Savolainen 2, Ryder Scholuts.
The final statline might not have reflected dominant pitching, but Julian Washburn's commanding performance on the mound Friday helped the Lewis-Clark Twins earn a 10-3 win over the Southridge Bandits. The senior right-hander scattered nine hits in a complete-game showing on the second day of the Dwight Church Tournament at Harris Field. "This was his best start of the year," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said. "Each time he gave up a hit, he didn't let them get too much farther." Washburn didn't allow a walk and threw only 15 pitches in the final two innings of play. The senior got an early boost from his offense, which scored four runs in the opening inning. "I was very impressed with how we came out of the gate, with it being our first night game against a really good team," Maurer said. "We had three hits that inning, all coming with two strikes, so we had some very tough at-bats." Jaden Phillips propelled the Twins (6-1) during the inning with a bases-clearing double to plate three runs. Leadoff batter Riley Way went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. "In all four of his at-bats he was able to square the ball up," Maurer said of Way's approach at the plate. The Twins put the game away in the bottom of the fourth with a six-run scoring outburst fueled by five hits. "Their pitcher did a pretty good job of keeping us off balance with his off-speed," Maurer said. "We asked our guys before the inning to take it the other way." In other tournament action, the Hanford Flames earned a mercy-rule 10-2 victory over Hodgen Distributing, while the Missoula Mavericks also secured a 7-0 shutout against Hodgen. Today's slate includes a 9 a.m. matchup between Hanford and the Spokane North Stars, while Hodgen continues play in an 11:45 a.m. meeting against Southridge. The Bandits are also scheduled to play in a 2:30 p.m. game against the Flames, while Spokane squares off with Missoula at 4:45 p.m. The Twins cap off the night with a 7:30 p.m. game against the Mavericks. Southridge 000 120 0-3 9 1 Lewis-Clark 400 600 x-10 9 3 Harvey, Perez (4) and Hailey. Julian Washburn and Jackson Fuller. Southridge hits - J. Harvey 2, K. Harvey 2 (2B), Spivey, Sanders (2B), Hailey (2B), Midili 2. Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way 2 (2-2B), AJ Davis, Chase Adkison 2, Luke White (2B), Jaden Phillips (2B), Danny Robinson 2, Kolt Olson.
Friday, June 16, 2017
The Lewis-Clark Twins opened their home schedule in style - both results-wise and uniform-wise. The Twins rolled to an 8-0 victory over the Spokane North Stars on Thursday at Church Field during the first day of the Dwight Church Tournament. The game was stopped after six innings on the tournament's eight-run mercy rule. L-C (5-1) jumped ahead immediately, with Riley Way reaching base after being hit by a pitch, then scoring on AJ Davis' triple. Davis also scrambled home on an error on the play. The Twins added to their lead on Chris Powell's three-run double in the third. L-C starting pitcher Wyatt Baldwin didn't allow any hits in his three-inning stint, and was pulled to leave him eligible to pitch Sunday. Nate Savolainen worked the last three innings, giving up three hits and no runs. This game marked the debut of the Twins' black uniform tops - the first time L-C has sported such a look in recent memory. It will compliment their usual green jerseys. "We've had gray, yellow, white," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said. "This is a jersey that's never been defeated in." One other game in the tournament, between the Missoula Mavericks and Hanford Flames, got started but was eventually rained out. That and the Twins' Thursday nightcap against Hodgen Distributing were canceled because of rain. One game from today's schedule was eliminated to leave each team with four games in the tournament. Here is today's slate as it now stands: Hanford Flames vs. Hodgen Distributing, 1 p.m.; Missoula Mavericks vs. Hodgen Distributing, 4 p.m.; Lewis-Clark Twins vs. Southridge Bandits, 7 p.m. Lewis-Clark Twins 203 111-8 9 0 Spokane North Stars 000 000-0 3 1 Baldwin, Savolainen (4) and Adkison. Bolden, Hauser (5) and Ross. Twins hits - Way (2B), Davis 2 (3B), Robinson (3B), Phillips, Powell (2B), Van Boeyen (2B), Olson 2. North Stars hits - Adams, Ross, Kraufz.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
OROFINO - The Orofino Merchants claimed a walk-off victory in Wednesday's first game, but the Lewis-Clark Cubs bounced back in the second contest to forge an American Legion baseball split Wednesday.
The Merchants won 3-2 while the Cubs took their game 9-6.
Orofino brought in the winning run in the seventh inning off an L-C error, which was committed on a ball batted by Bayley Noah.
In the second game, the Cubs scored five runs in the third to take the lead for good.
L-C got three hits from Coy Stout while George Lopez and Garrett Beckman notched two knocks apiece.
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Orofino Merchants 101 000 1-3 6 1
Stamper, Tanata (5) and Moliga. Olive, Turcott (7) and Noah.
Cubs hits - Stout 2, Beckman 2.
Merchants hits - Turcott 2, Noah, Barton, Howard, Barajas.
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Orofino Merchants 200 121 0-6 8 2
Hart, Grijalva (5), Daniel (5), Lopez (6) and Hanchett. Barajas, Woods (3), Walz (5) and Corder.
Cubs hits - Lopez 2, Tanata, Stout 3, Beckman 2 (2B), Grijalva.
Merchants hits - Turcott, Sparano, Stepehens 2, Noah, Brink, Barajas, Hall.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Lewis-Clark Cubs handed out too many free passes, as they lost both sides of a league doubleheader against the Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen at Harris Field.
L-C lost 11-2 and 6-3.
Tui Moliga led the Cubs in the opener with two hits while Coy Stout tallied two knocks in the late game.
The Cubs (2-4 overall, 1-3 in league) will play a doubleheader at Orofino today starting at 5 p.m.
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Gay and Samaha. Alspach, Beckman (4), Skinner (6) and Moliga.
Lumbermen hits - Bram (2B), Johnson 2, Sensel, White 4.
ONATRIO, Ore. - The Lewis-Clark Twins' season-opening road trip was capped by their first loss, but their coach was still pleased with the 4-1 showing.
The Twins split an American Legion baseball doubleheader with the Treasure Valley Stars on Tuesday, as L-C won the first 8-2 and the Stars took the second 2-1.
The Twins trailed most of the opener, with Treasure Valley leading 2-0 heading into the fifth. L-C tied it with single tallies in the fifth and sixth, then emphatically siezed the lead with a six-run seventh. The Twins smacked four hits in the seventh, with Wyatt Baldwin delivering a bases-clearing triple.
Twins starter Cooper Lund worked five strong innings and tallied eight strikeouts while Chase Adkison handled the sixth and seventh. Adkison's 1-2-3 sixth seemed to inspire L-C's offensive eruption in the top of the seventh, coach Kevin Maurer said.
In the second game, it was Treasure Valley that rallied late to claim victory. The Stars tied it at 1-1 with a run in the sixth, then brought home a walk-off score in the seventh on Connor Buck's RBI single.
Riley Way started at pitcher for the Twins - his first start on the mound in two years, Maurer said - and was efficent, throwing just 55 pitches through five innings. He carried a no-hitter into the fourth, thanks in part to Adkison, playing in right field, throwing out a batter before he could get to first.
While it ended on a sour note, the Twins' trip was mostly impressive, as they outscored their opponents 36-7, outhit them 44-19 and struck out just six times compared to 32 times for their foes.
"It was nothing to hang their head about," Maurer said. "... We were pretty pleased with the trip that we had."
The Twins will next make their home debut in the Dwight Church Tournament, which starts Thursday at Harris Field. L-C will play the Spokane North Stars at noon and a Pendleton, Ore., club at 7 p.m. on the first day.
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Treasure Valley 011 000 0-2 5 2
Lund, Adkison (6) and Savolainen. Rodriguez, Hawker (6) and Wagerman.
Twins hits - Way (2B), Davis, White 2, Robinson, Baldwin 2 (3B), Olson 2.
Treasure Valley hits - Wagerman, Harris, Burke, Buck (2B), Hawker.
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Way, Robinson (7) and Fuller. Navarret and Stricker.
Twins hits - Light, Davis.
Treasure Valley hits - Wagerman (2B), Stricker, Buck, Denear.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Mark your calendars for the Josh "Burto" Burton memorial alumni game on July 16th, 2017 at 6:00. This years Lewis Clark Twins will take on the Alumni. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes and ball toss. One of our silent auction items this year is a bat and ball signed by Jay Buhner. We are looking for items for our silent auction.
The Lewis-Clark Twins generated 15 hits and drew 10 walks on their way to an 11-1 victory over the Boise Senators in American Legion baseball action Sunday at Borah High.
The Twins, who improved to 3-0, led 4-0 after six innings, then erupted for five runs in the seventh and two in the eighth to invoke the mercy rule in a nonleague game scheduled for nine innings.
Chase Adkison swatted four singles, AJ Davis notched three hits and Chris Powell and Jackson Fuller added two apiece.
The Twins' plate discipline and understanding of pitches were notable, coach Kevin Maurer said.
"Over our last three games, it's been pretty impressive how we've done in the batter's box," he said.
L-C pitchers Kyle Van Boeyen and Luke White wiggled their way out of trouble several times, Maurer said. The Senators ended up stranding 11 baserunners.
The Twins' season-opening road trip continues today with a 6 p.m. PDT contest against the Boise Seminoles.
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Boise Senators 000 000 10- 1 4 2
Van Boeyen, White (6) and Fuller. Toth, Buzzini (6), Gardner (7) and Nett.
Twins hits - Way, Powell 2 (2B, 3B), Davis 3 (2B), Adkison 4, Baldwin, Savolainen (2B), Fuller 2, Shoults (2B).
Senators hits - McDaniel 2, Larson (2B), Toth.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
BOISE - Wyatt Baldwin and Julian Washburn pitched five solid innings apiece as the Lewis-Clark Twins opened their Legion baseball season Saturday with a nonleague sweep of the Boise Capitals.
The scores were 12-2 in five innings and 5-2.
Baldwin thew a five-hitter with no walks in the shortened opener, needing just 63 pitches, and Washburn teamed with reliever Nate Savolainen for another five-hitter in the seven-frame nightcap. The Capitals loaded the bases in the seventh before Savolainen induced consecutive fly-outs from their No. 2 through 4 batters.
Baldwin "was ready to go right off the bat," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said. "We asked our (starters) to give us five strong innings, and both of them did that."
Luke White hit a two-run homer for the Twins in the opener, and Chase Adkison did the same in the second contest. Adkison finished with five hits and six RBI from the No. 9 hole, and Alex Light also had five hits.
The Capitals (5-3) couldn't capitalize on a home-field advantage or an earlier start to their season. Lewis-Clark started late so players could watch the NAIA World Series in Lewiston.
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Wyatt Baldwin and Jackson Fuller. Ferguson and Dudley.
Lewis-Clark hits - Alex Light 3 (2B), AJ Davis 2, Luke White (HR), Danny Robinson 2 (3B), Chris Powell 2, Chase Adkison 2 (2B).
Boise hits - Hamilton 2, Ruhl, Peterson, Reed.
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Julian Washburn, Nate Savolainen (6) and Adkison. Reed, Dudley (4) and Rollins.
Lewis-Clark hits - Light 2 (2B), White, Robinson 2, Kyle Van Boeyen, Adkison 3 (HR).
Boise hits - Newell, Roberts, Rollins, Peterson, Thiel.
Coy Stout and Tyson Wallace each tripled as the Lewis-Clark Cubs beat the Asotin County Blues 9-4 to salvage a split of a doubleheader at Harris Field.
The Blues rallied for three runs in the final inning to win the opener 9-8.
Mason Daniel and Treyson Lejameyer each doubled for the Cubs in the first contest, and Lejameyer pitched four innings.
The Cubs dedicated the games to volunteer supporter David Pint, who recently died of cancer at age 69.
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!
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!