Game Changer State Tournament 2019

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
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  • Buy your tickets online or at the gate
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  • Team ambassadors names and contact information
  • Medical facilities
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  • Scheduled daily transportation from hotel to Ogren Park/Allegiance Field
  • 24-hour gym access provided by Access Fitness
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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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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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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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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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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.
Coeur d'Alene 010 00- 1 4 1
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.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Day 2 Clancy Ellis Tourney Cubs 22 Centennial Cannons 3

Dalton Hart conceded just three runs before giving up the ball to Mason Daniel and the Lewis-Clark Cubs starter also shelled out three hits with a double to help his own cause in a mercy-rule win at the Clancy Ellis Tournament.
"He did a lot of things right today," said Cubs coach Ramon Royce, whose club improved to 3-0 in tournament play.
Tyson Wallace and George Lopez were also part of the three-hit club while Jason Hanchett slugged out two with a double.
"You just have those days where everything comes together and guys were seeing the ball well and just making solid contact," Royce said. "I hope we didn't use all of our hits today."
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Centennial Cannons 000 30- 3 5 3
Dalton Hart, Mason Daniel (5) and Jason Hanchett. Brad Bramlet, Bryan Stephenson (4), Jacob Headerlo (4), McPherson (4) and Jackson Saville.
Lewis-Clark hits - Tyson Wallace 3 (2B), Daniel, George Lopez 3, Connor Stamper, Trayton Skinner (2B), Hayden Woods (2B), Hanchett 2 (2B), Hart 3 (2B).
Centennial hits - Britten Stephenson, Headerlo 3, Ryan Seatz (2B).

Twins' Washburn flirts with perfect game

YAKIMA - Lewis-Clark Twins Legion baseball coach Kevin Maurer has seen some incredible pitching performances throughout the years, but Julian Washburn's outing Friday afternoon may have topped them all.
Washburn held the Thurston County Bandits of Washington to a single hit during a 6-1 win on the second day of the Yakima Wood Bat Tournament.
"It was pretty incredible what he was able to do, his command was phenomenal," Maurer said. "Even his misses were great misses, maybe an inch or two off the plate. Only two balls were actually hit decently, other than that there wasn't even a chance of a guy getting close to him today."
The senior right-hander tallied 15 strikeouts during his 109-pitch performance and surrendered his only walk in the bottom of the fourth.
"My assistant coach and I were talking about it, we haven't seen anything like this in a while," Maurer said. "When you're able to strike out that many guys, that's a performance you'll remember for a long time."
The Twins (23-8) entered the fifth clinging to a 1-0 lead, but AJ Davis and Chad Adkison sparked the offense with a combined four RBI.
"With Washburn being so dominant early on, our offense kind of stayed at bay," Maurer said. "That fifth inning is when they decided to take a little pressure off and do their part."
Lewis-Clark continues tournament play today with a 2 p.m. meeting against the Northwest Crimson. A victory gives the Twins an opportunity to potentially earn a bye to the championship game Sunday.
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Julian Washburn and Chase Adkison. Gunther, He (4), Summerfield (6) and Gaelvin.
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way 2, AJ Davis 2, Jaden Phillips, Chase Adkison 2 (2B), Danny Robinson, Chris Powell, Colt Olson 2.
Thurston County hits - Gunther.
Thursday's games
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Shane Martin, Chordy Dufflinger (6) and Gage Young. Cooper Lund and Chase Adkison.
Hanford hits - Troy Simpkins 2 (2B), Brad Poletski, Damon Clignenbeard 2 (2B, HR).
Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way, AJ Davis 3 (2B), Jaden Phillips, Luke White 2, Chase Adkison 2 (2B), Danny Robinson, Julian Washburn, Chris Powell (2B), Colt Olson 3 (3B).
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Wyatt Baldwin, Chris Powell (7), Riley Way (7) and Nate Savolainen. Austin Roue, Alec Brown (1), Ryan Hernandez (5), Dakota Boan (7) and Jaden Martinez.
Lewis-Clark hits - AJ Davis, Jaden Phillips, Julian Washburn, Luke White (3B), Danny Robinson (2B).
Yakima hits - Isaac Pastrana, Jaden Martinez, Brock Williams.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Twins off to a good start in Yakima

Twins start strong in Yakima YAKIMA — The LewisClark Twins posted twin victories to kick off their campaign at the Yakima Wood Bat Tournament, defeating the Hanford Flames 11-2 and the Yakima Beetles 7-4. The wins improve the Twins’ overall season record to 22-7. Boxes were unavailable for these games.  Lewis-Clark returns to action today at 11:30 a.m. against Thurston.

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Cubs take two wins at Clancy Ellis tournament

The Lewis-Clark Cubs made a 2-0 start to their campaign at the Clancy Ellis Tournament, topping Bellevue-Honda 8-1 and edging Moscow 7-6 on Harris Field.
"I feel like we've gelled as a team, and we came together today and just did a phenomenal job playing as a team," said Lewis-Clark coach Ramon Royce.
"That first game Tyson Wallace pitched his tail off," he continued. "We got some huge hitting from Tui Moliga."
Moliga led the Cubs at bat, delivering three hits - including a home run - in the first game, then two more in the second.
Lewis-Clark trailed 3-5 through six innings against the Blue Devils, but managed two runs in the seventh to tie the contest at 5-5 at the end of regulation, then two more in the eighth to pull past their rivals.
Royce credited "clutch hitting" from Bill Alspach and Jason Hanchett for pulling the Cubs through to victory. Hanchett hit the game-ending single for a walk-off win.
"It was good to see them battle and compete hard," Royce concluded.
The Cubs return to the field today at 6 p.m. against Centennial.
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Lewis-Clark Cubs 103 031 x-8 11 2
Smith, Russell (5), Sailer (5) and Boyd.
Wallace and Moliga.
Bellevue hits - Santiago, Caro, J. Russell, Graham, Kittilsby.
LC hits - Lopez 3, Stout, Moliga 3 (2B, HR), Skinner, Woods, Reel, Hart (2B).
Moscow Blue Devils 100 301 01-6 4 5
Lewis-Clark Cubs 001 110 22-7 13 2
Howard, Dunn (8) and Wilson.
Stamper, Beckman (2), Woods (8) and Hanchett.
Moscow hits - Thompson, Shears (2B), Redinger, Howard.
LC hits - Lopez, Hart (2B), Stout 2 (3B), Moliga 2, Beckman, Alspach (2B), Woods, Hanchett 3 (2B), Daniel.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Twins swept by league foe Prairie

POST FALLS - Coming off the high of winning a tournament this past weekend, the Lewis-Clark Twins experienced the low of being swept by a league foe Wednesday.
Prairie of Post Falls beat the Twins 8-4 and 8-7 in American Legion baseball action.
The Twins (20-7 overall, 2-2 in league) had a chance to win both games. In the opener, they led 4-0 but had to remove pitcher Kyle Van Boeyen because of pitch-count concerns.
Prairie responded by scoring one run in the fifth and seven in the sixth. Preston Benson lashed two home runs, including a three-run shot in the big inning. The Twins also committed all three of their errors in the sixth.
In the second game, the Twins rallied from a five-run deficit to go ahead 7-6. But in the bottom of the seventh, Benson drove in the game-tying run, then the game-winning run scored on an L-C passed ball.
The Twins won't have much time to lick their wounds: They open play in the Yakima Wood Bat tournament today.
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Van Boeyen, Light (5), White (6) and Savolainen. Porter and Villapodo.
Twins hits - Way 2 (2B), Davis 3, Phillips, Olson.
Prairie hits - Porter, Benson 3 (2-HR).
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Prairie 150 000 2-8 7 1
Davis, White (7) and Savolainen. Zeller, Fleming (4) and Schulze.
Twins hits - Way 2 (2-2B), Phillips, Baldwin, Robinson (3B), Washburn, Shoults.
Prairie hits - Elliott, Benson 2 (2B), Fleming 2, Schulze 2 (2B).

Monday, July 3, 2017

Clancy Ellis Tourney 2017

Cubs win twice at Duster Bowl on to the semifinals

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Having dropped their first two games of the tournament, the Lewis-Clark Cubs rebounded with back-to-back wins over Lakeside and Southridge on Sunday at the Duster Bowl.
Lewis-Clark started quickly in the opening game to wrap up an 11-2 victory in five innings via mercy rule, then overcame a slow start in the second game to surge from 0-1 after three innings to 6-1 in the final tally.
"I'm really proud of the way we played the game today," said Lewis-Clark coach Ramon Royce. "It just seemed like we collectively as a team had a solid attitude and just played well as a whole team. We put it all together where we pitched it well, played defensively, and had some good hitting too - timely hitting."
The Cubs advance to the final four out of a 14-team field. They compete in the semifinals today at noon.
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John Hickey, Chan Su Park (5) and Josh Bell. Tui Moliga and Connor Stamper.
Lakeside hits - Knight, Wikstrom, Chu (2B), Bell, Pasion.
Lewis-Clark - Wallace 3, Stout (2B), Stamper, Skinner, Woods, Reel, Moliga (2B).
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Dalton Hart, George Lopez (7) and Jason Hanchett. Satchel Bethie, Taylor (6) and Davis.
Lewis-Clark hits - Wallace (2B), Stout, Moliga (2B), Beckman, Skinner, Woods 2, Hanchett 2, Hart.
Southridge hits - Tegglert 2 (2B), Johnson, Woods, Taylor (2B), Newbury.

Twins capture Palouse title

PULLMAN - The Lewis-Clark Twins became the first ever American Legion baseball team to win the Palouse Summer Series with a grueling 10-inning victory over the Bellevue Boys of Summer on Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field.
"Usually it's been all travel ball teams who have won it," said Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer, whose team stands at 20-5 on the season and went 6-0 overall in the series
The Twins started their day by topping Kalispell, Mont., 6-2 in the semifinals behind a complete game from pitcher Wyatt Baldwin.
The final against Bellevue, however, saw them fall behind early as the Boys of Summer posted a seven-run third inning.
Not to be discouraged, the Twins quickly bounced back with a run in the bottom of the third and an eight-run fourth to take a 9-7 lead. Two more Bellevue runs in the fifth tied things up at 9-9, and there the score remained through the scheduled seven. Lewis-Clark loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth, but was unable to push home the winning run, and the stalemate endured through the ninth.
In the 10th inning, Lewis-Clark's Luke White hit a double, then a single from Chase Adkison pushed him to third base. A strike down center field from Danny Robinson finally propelled White home for the game- and tournament-winning run.
"That was our 10th game in six days, so our players were definitely mentally and physically exhausted," said Maurer. "After that title game, they left no question about their heart.
"This is a squad that just went through the wringer, and I couldn't be more proud of what they were able to accomplish," he concluded.
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Kalispell 010 001 0-2 6 2
Wyatt Baldwin and Chase Adkison. Smith, Bowden (5) and Morisaki.
Lewis-Clark hits - Light, Phillips 2, White 2, Adkison 2, Robinson, Powell, Savolainen (2B), Olson.
Kalispell hits - Seaman, O'Connell, Bowden (2B), Smith, Symmes 2.
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Will Waham, Eric Kats (4), Nick Benthem (8) and Allen. Julian Washburn, Nate Savolainen (8) and Adkison.
Bellevue hits - Strash 2, Tenczax, Brady 2 (2B), Allen, Luntz, Archibald, Buschex 3.
Lewis-Clark hits - Light 3, Phillips, White 2 (2B), Adkison 2, Robinson 2, Powell, Shoults


Sunday, July 2, 2017

LC Cubs win 2 in the Duster Bowl

The Cubs won both of their games in the Duster Bowl today, beating Lakeside Recovery 11-2. They followed that up with a 7-1 win over the Southridge Bandits. They will continue play tomorrow morning. Keep up the good work!

Robinson's Walkoff Single Gives LC Twins Victory Over Boys Of Summer

  •  The Twins took Sunday's game in dramatic fashion, with a 10-9 walk-off victory over Boys Of Summer (Bellevue). The game was tied at nine with LC Twins batting in the bottom of the tenth when Danny Robinson singled driving in one run.                
  • Twins earned the victory despite allowing Boys Of Summer (Bellevue) to score seven runs in the third inning. BOS took an early lead in the third inning.
  • In the top of the fifth inning, Boys Of Summer (Bellevue) tied things up at nine. Drew Tensen grounded out, scoring one run.
  • LC Twins scored eight runs in the fourth inning. LC Twins's big inning was driven by a single by R Shoults, a single by Kolt Olson, a walk by Riley Way, a walk by Luke White, and a single by Chase Adkison.
  • LC Twins had 16 hits in the game. White, Alex Light, Adkison, Danny Robinson, and Shoults each collected multiple hits for LC Twins. Adkison, Robinson, and White each drove in two runs to lead LC Twins. LC Twins was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error.                
  • Snohomish FTC 3, L-C Cubs 2

    KENNEWICK, Wash. - A three-run inning proved to be the downfall for the Lewis-Clark Cubs in a Duster Bowl loss to Snohomish FTC.
    Despite the loss, Lewis-Clark coach Ramon Royce said he feels as though his team is one piece away from putting together a solid run through the tournament.
    "We've got a shot to win this," Royce said. "We're right there on the cusp of firing on all cylinders and putting it all together."
    After falling behind, the Cubs offense rallied behind hits from Dawson Bonfield and Garrett Beckman.
    "Bonfield has been out hurt with a bruised thumb, but he got some action today at first base and had a solid knock to score our first run," Royce said. "Beckman hit a ball in the third inning that bounced off the wall. I thought it was going to be a home run."
    Beckman also took the bump in a relief appearance during the first inning, finishing the game for the Cubs with just over six innings of work.
    "If there was one word to describe it - dazzling," Royce said. "He came in on short notice and he competed hard."
    Lewis-Clark continues tournament play today at noon with a seeding game against Lakeside Recovery of Bellevue, Wash.
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    Bill Alstach, Garrett Beckman (1) and Jason Hanchet. Smith, Sato and Jones.
    Lewis-Clark hits - Treighton Skinner, Cory Stout, Garrett Beckman (2B), Jason Hanchett, Dawson Bonfield.
    Snohomish hits - unknown.

    Twins bag pair of one-run wins

    The Lewis-Clark Twins Legion baseball team has a reputation for dominant wins, but the program needed a little bit of timely hitting to snag a pair of one-run victories Saturday during the Palouse Summer Series.
    Lewis-Clark downed the Washington Rush of Everett by a score of 11-10 at Harris Field before claiming a 13-12 victory against Kalispell, Mont.
    "It was a pretty remarkable day," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said. "I've got a team of 16 grinders. To do what they did today, it was very exciting and it was two really great wins for our team."
    Lewis-Clark (18-5) trailed Washington by a run entering the final inning of play, but the team pushed two runners across the plate to regain the lead and put pressure on the Rush.
    "Chase Adkison came in to close it out and pick up the win for us," Maurer said. "That Rush team could really swing it, and they kept pace with us until that final inning."
    Luke White and Colt Olson combined for six hits and two doubles in the win against Washington.
    "Luke had a great day at the plate, but our team as a whole had timely hits in tough situations," Maurer said.
    The Twins also trailed 12-9 heading into the final frame against Kalispell, but the offense delivered when it needed to.
    Julian Washburn led off the inning with a triple and scored when Nate Savolainen doubled in the following at-bat. Jaden Phillips added another double for the Twins and Riley Way knocked in the tying run with a single.
    With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Alex Light lined a pitch into the right-center gap for the walk-off win.
    Lewis-Clark continues tournament play in the Palouse Summer Series with a semifinal matchup at noon. As of press time, the opponent had yet to be determined.
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    Washington 034 120 0-10 10 2
    Riley Way, Chase Adkison (4) and Nate Savolainen. Brandon Mitchell, Jack Nuwneh (5) and Tommy Pimmock (6) and Krohn.
    Lewis-Clark hits - Alex Light, Jaden Phillips 2 (2B), Luke White 3 (2B), Chris Powell (2B), Julian Washburn, Nate Savolainen (2B), Colt Olson 3 (2B).
    Washington hits - Hacker, Qubota, Mitchell, Shouse 2 (HR), Dallas 3 (2-HR, 2B), Schafer 2.
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    Lewis-Clark 440 010 4-13 17 3
    Ocawell, Nymon (4), Freaueherbeg (7) and Schlitt. Chris Powell, Danny Robinson (5) and Nate Savolainen.
    Kalispell hits - Schlitt, Semer, Ocawell 2 (3B), Smith 2 (2B), Symes 2, Bisk, Elliott (2B).
    Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way 3 (2B, 3B), Colt Olson 2, Alex Light 3, Luke White (2B), Julian Washburn 3 (3B), Nate Savolainen 2 (2B), Jaden Phillips 2 (2B), Ryder Schultz.

    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Twins in semi finals at WSU

    Cubs at Wooden Bat Tourney

    KENNEWICK - The Lewis-Clark Cubs tallied 12 hits during an offensive outburst against Lakeside Recovery of Bellevue, Wash., but the effort was not enough as the team fell in a 6-4 contest during the Duster Bowl in Kennewick.
    "We definitely hit the ball well this game," Cubs coach Ramon Royce said. "We were able to mount a comeback, but we fell just short."
    Lewis-Clark (6-12) carried a 1-0 lead into the top of the fifth inning, but Lakeside took advantage of several defensive miscues to post a five-run frame.
    "We had a hit-by-pitch, an error and then another hit," Royce said. "We left some balls up and they capitalized on it. It seems like one inning has been haunting us, we've just got to play solid defense for seven innings rather than six."
    The Cubs enjoyed a strong start from Carter Stamper, who tallied seven strikeouts and held his opponent to two walks.
    "Stamper definitely gave us a shot to win that game," Royce said. "He was in balance and found the zone, but they just capitalized on some mistakes. Overall, it was his best outing of the year."
    Trayton Skinner propelled Lewis-Clark at the plate with three hits in the loss.
    "He gets on base and has been putting together some good quality at-bats," Royce said. "He's been working his count and being patient and getting his pitch."
    The Cubs skipper said his team was not slowed down by the use of wood bats, which are a required component of the tournament.
    "A bunch of guys bought some sticks, so we definitely did some extra hitting with the wood," Royce said. "It seems like we've been hitting pretty well in the Tri-Cities, so there must be something in the air."
    Lewis-Clark continues tournament play today with a noon meeting against Snohomish.
    Lakeside 000 050 1-6 5 1
    Lewis-Clark 000 110 2-4 12 2
    Depalo and L. Bell. Carter Stamper, Keegan Tanata (6) and Tui Moliga.
    Lakeside hits - Wickstrom, Bell, Park, Vicky, Pasion.
    Lewis-Clark hits - Tyson Wallace, Tui Moliga 2 (2B), Coy Stout (2B), Garret Beckman, Trayton Skinner 3, Treyson Lejameyer 2, George Lopez (2B).

    Twins erupt for 23 runs in win

    It may not have been the Fourth of July, but the Lewis-Clark Twins Legion baseball team provided plenty of fireworks of their own Friday night.
    Lewis-Clark exploded for 18 hits in a 23-5 beatdown of the Northwest Naturals of Bellevue, Wash., during the Palouse Summer Series at Harris Field.
    "The two games we played in this tournament, our bats have been alive," Twins coach Kevin Maurer said. "They put on a special showing in front of their fans. We had six doubles today to go along with a triple and a home run, so when guys are getting extra-base hits like that, it means we're squaring up the ball and finding gaps."
    Infielder Riley Way sparked Lewis-Clark (16-5) with four hits on the day, including three doubles. Colton Olson also added a trio of base knocks, while Chris Powell and Luke White both went deep in the mercy-rule win.
    "Riley's been working on his swing and taking some extra hacks, and today it finally showed in the batter's box," Maurer said. "He hit a ball in the gap and up the middle, he spread it all around. Coming from our leadoff man, that triggers the rest of the guys in the lineup."
    The Twins skipper said starting pitcher Cooper Lund initially struggled to find the zone, but he was able to escape two bases-loaded jams during his outing.
    "His pitch count ran a litle high, so we had to take him out in the fourth," Maurer said. "But he was able to manage those tight situations and get out of them."
    The Twins almost ended the game in the fifth with an 11-2 lead, but the Naturals scored three runs to claw back into contention. The following inning, Lewis-Clark posted an 11-run frame to secure the mercy-rule win.
    "We got an extra opportunity to bat, and our guys love to swing it," Maurer said. "They definitely took advantage of it."
    The Twins continue tournament play today with a pair of afternoon games. Lewis-Clark battles the Washington Rush of Evertee in a 4 p.m. meeting before taking on the Kalispell Lakers of Montana in the 7 p.m. nightcap.
    "We saw a little bit of the Rush today, and it looks like they're a pretty good team that can swing it," Maurer said.
    Lewis-Clark 060 50(11)-23 18 2
    Northwest 002 030-5 10 3
    Cooper Lund, Jaden Phillips (4), Nate Savolainen (6) and Chase Adkison. Simmons, Brewster (4), Wiebki (6) and Shaw.
    Lewis-Clark hits - Riley Way 4 (3-2B), Alex Light 2, Jaden Phillips, Luke White (HR), Chase Adkison 2 (2B), Danny Robinson 2, Chris Powell 2 (3B, HR), Ryder Schultz (2B), Colt Olson 3 (2B).
    Northwest hits - Marenzo 2, Hirose (2B), Keller 3 (2B), Michaels 2, Collins, Barison.

    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.