Game Changer Twins 2019

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cubs win 2 over Orofino

L-C Cubs 12-8, Orofino 2-7
In a day full of walk-off wins, the Lewis-Clark Cubs decided to add their names to the list.
After trouncing Orofino, 12-2 in game one of the double-header at Harris Field, Lewis-Clark skipper Ramon Royce said his team was "kicking the ball around a little bit." Eventually, Orofino made it a game, but an error in the seventh eventually brought in the winning run and the Cubs held a 8-7 win and now-4-6 record over the Merchants.
"It's exciting to beat a good team like Orofino and come out with two W's," Royce said. "That's a big boost of confidence. We were playing well defensively and offensively, pitching well. We had all the facets of the game, and I think we did a good job putting it together."
Of everything, Royce says he may be most excited with the play of his pitchers. They combined to only allow two runs in the top two frames of game one - which was called off due to the mercy rule - and survived Orofino's five-spot fourth inning.
Mason Daniel racked up three hits, including two doubles in the night's final game, and the Cubs fought through eight errors to win by an edge.
The Cubs are now 4-6, and will next play at Harris Field Thursday.
Orofino 000 011 x- 2 4 1
Lewis-Clark 600 024 x-12 10 0
Branden Barton, Wyatt Roy (6) and Bolling. Rylen Nimon, Trent Reel (4) and A. Kolb.
Orofino hits - Brayden Turcott (2B), Cameron Olson, Joe Sparano (2B).
Lewis-Clark hits - Tate Berdoy 2 (2B), Recee Shoults, Blaine Acree, Jose Barajas, Cole Mckenzie 2, Gavin Grijalva, Rylen Nimon.
Lewis-Clark 121 201 1-8 5 8
Orofino 001 105 0-7 5 4
Complete statistics not available.

13 innings later Twins Win

Twins 11, Hodgen 10
PENLETON, Ore. - The Lewis-Clark Twins American Legion squad was meant to play a double-header Tuesday night against Hodgen Distributing in Pendleton, Ore.
It was not so, but a 13-inning marathon win sufficed anyhow.
The Twins swatted 13 hits and carded just one run enough in the top of the seventh inning to slip by Hodgen 11-10. The Pendleton party drove in a run in the bottom of the inning, but a hit by pitch that brought in Hayden Woods in the top half of the frame ended up as the clincher.
"It was just determination," Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said. "In games like that, where you have this focus, the good teams come out on top."
Once the Twins reached the top half of the seventh, according to Maurer, the offensive life was at its full level. They nabbed two runs in the frame to knot it up, then later survived a bases-loaded situation in the ninth. Pitcher Chris Powell forced a ground-out in a win-situation for Hogden.
Afterwards, a bases loaded moment for Lewis-Clark turned out as pay dirt for the visiting team.
"I'm happy about the way they were present in the biggest moments in that game," Maurer said. "... That's what we have to understand, being in that moment and coming through. We did that today."
The Twins still have not played with their entire 16-man roster suited up. Maurer said this game potentially could signal a new beginning.
"We're starting to take the steps I had belief in at the start of the year," Maurer said. "We're still a long ways off from where we can get, but we're definitely in the right direction ... The last two games, that mind factor. We'll be able to compete in these games when they come."
All but one Twins batter reached base. Terin Judy and Jaden Phillips paced the club with two and three hits each.
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Hodgen 000 410 002 002 1-10 12 6
Copper Lund, Chris Powell (6), Jaden Phillips (10), Hayden Woods (12), Garrett Beckman (13) and Nate Savolainen. Cooper Roberts, Matthew Demianew (7), Ty Beers (13) and Kyle Field.
Lewis-Clark hits - Jaden Phillips 3, Terin Judy 2 (2B), Coy Stout 2, Garrett Beckman 2, Hayden Woods, Tayler Garrett, Chris Powell, Dawson Bonfield.
Hodgen Distributing hits - Logan Weinke 3 (3B), Cooper Roberts 2, Ryan Stahl 2, Chris Large (2B), Matthew Demianew, Tucker Zander, Kyle Field, Ty Beers.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Twins topped twice in tourney

An initial eruption and subsequent smoldering from the Bears of Walla Walla proved too much to overcome for the Twins of Lewis-Clark in an 8-4 defeat. A short while later, a five-spot fourth inning was barely insufficient for the Twins to notch their second win of the year during the Dwight Church Tournament at Harris Field.
The Northstars of Spokane answered right back with a two-run fifth and held Lewis-Clark scoreless over the final two frames to snatch away a 7-6 victory and send Lewis-Clark home empty-handed after a full-day's slate of Legion baseball.
"It's just having an understanding of being in the moment, being present in the moment," Twins skipper Kevin Maurer said. "It's having the every-day mindset. We're just trying to get to that."
Maurer did compliment his team's five-run fourth inning in the loss to Spokane as "one of our best responses of the year."
In the bottom of the seventh in the nightcap, the Twins (1-8) had two on and none out. Two had been hit by pitches, but none would score.
It was a near-replica calamity compared to the first game - where a whiff in the outfield cost Lewis-Clark two runs - but Maurer said improvement is in the foreseeable future.
"We'll start to break through," he said. "First we got beat by 15, then by four. We're limiting mistakes and giving ourselves opportunities."
"The first couple of innings we were having trouble finding the strike zone, but we figured it out through the next couple," Maurer said. "We definitely caught on and got more engaged later ... We had some opportunities in that game, we just weren't able to fully put it together."
Although Lewis-Clark's Coy Stout was able to belt three hits in the first game, including a double and two RBI, the Twins failed to be touched by the same offensive aptitude that struck the Bears. It was the Walla Walla offensive distribution that made the difference - six batters reached and three of them notched two hits a piece.
The Twins' Hayden Woods matched Stout's performance in the second game. With Stout on the mound, holding the Northstars scoreless through two innings, Woods' bat caught ablaze. Like Stout, he went 3-for-4, hit a double and drove in a run to provide life for Lewis-Clark.
Stout went five innings, struck out three and allowed seven hits and five runs.
The Twins' Terin Judy started on the mound against Walla Walla, and although he lasted 51/3, he also allowed nine hits and walked five. Stout was 3-for-4, including a double and two RBI.
In the nightcap, Stout took the loss after allowing seven runs (five earned) in five innings of work. He struck out three, but allowed seven hits.
Walla Walla 122 003 0-8 9 1
Lewis-Clark 101 200 0-4 6 4
Ortiz, Golden (4), Norris (6) and Gritz. Judy, Lopez (6) and Woods.
Walla Walla hits - Morris, Knowles 2, K. Morris 2, Gradwohler 2 (2B), Zehner, Golden (2B).
Lewis-Clark hits - Stout 3 (2B), Lopez, Bonfield, Miller.
Spokane 003 220 0-7 7 1
Lewis-Clark 100 500 0-6 7 1
Tayeb Wilson, Elan Kransz (5), Dominic Coleman (6) and Lucas Miracle. Coy Stout, Jaden Phillips (6) and Nate Savolainen.
Spokane hits - Jager Adams 2 (2B), Lucas Miracle, Zarren Nelson, Zak Kubik, Elan Kransz, Dominic Coleman.
Lewis-Clark hits - Hayden Woods 3 (2B), Jaden Phillips (2B), Nate Savolainen, Dawson Bonfield, Mitch Miller.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Grand slam lifts Patriots to first win

 PULLMAN - From a go-ahead grand slam, to a SportsCenter-worthy diving catch, to a coach rushing off the diamond after the game to go to the birth of his new baby. Friday's American Legion baseball doubleheader between the Pullman Patriots and Lewis-Clark Twins had it all, and then some.
It also featured the first win of the season for Pullman (1-7) and the first series of the season for the Twins (1-1) of Lewiston.
Pullman took the first game at Martin J. Quann Field 9-8 thanks to a two-out grand slam by Zane Wilson in the bottom of the sixth. Lewis-Clark won the first contest with a go-ahead RBI single by Garrett Beckman in the top of the seventh.
After the doubleheader, Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer didn't have much time to stick around because he had to go be with his wife, Carol, for the birth of their baby.
But Before he left, he applauded his centerfielder George Lopez on an acrobatic catch in the second game.
Twins left fielder Trey Charlo lost a fly ball and Lopez - racing all the way from center - dove, fully extended to snag the out. Later in the game, he made another diving catch in shallow center field.
"That's Top 10 SportsCenter any day and that would probably run 30 weeks in the top 10," Maurer said. "That's what I love about the kids that I coach is the display of effort that they give.
"Most people would be like, 'oh, that might drop.' George Lopez laid it all on the line."
The catch helped the Twins maintain a 2-1 lead in the second inning and they increased it to a 5-1 lead in the fifth.
It wasn't until the sixth that Pullman came alive in a big way.
Twins pitcher Coy Stout had only allowed one run in five innings, but he started the sixth with a walk on Wilson, and the Patriots centerfielder would come back to haunt the Twins later in the frame.
Later in the inning, Grady Benton smacked a two-RBI double, Reece Chadwick hammered the first pitch he faced for an RBI single and the Patriots also brought in a run on a walk with the bases loaded to tie the game at 5-5 with two outs.
That brought Wilson back to the plate for the second time in the frame, and he delivered with a no-doubter over the centerfield wall for a grand slam and a 9-5 Pullman lead. Wilson yelled, 'Let's go, let's go,' as he jumped across home plate and into the arms of his waiting teammates.
"It was huge," Pullman coach Mike Kinkade said of the slam. "We haven't won a lot of gems, but the games we've lost we've had runners on base and we just haven't come up with that big hit for so long. Finally, finally (we got one) and leave it up to Zane to come up with the big hit."
The Patriots ended up needing all four of the runs to hold on for the win.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Twins loaded the bases with no outs when Kinkade turned to his fourth pitcher of the game, John Bean. The Twins did score three runs, but Bean forced the Twins into two fly outs and a groundout to preserve the win.
"John stepping in, that's a tough position to step in the end and finish the game for us and that was huge," Kinkade said. "That's tough to do."
If that wasn't enough, other highlights on the day include a complete game in the first contest from Twins pitcher Terin Judy (4 strikeouts) and a two-RBI triple from the Twins' Chris Powell and a four-inning, five strikeout performance in the second game from Patriots pitcher Payton Kallaher.
Pullman won the second game despite committing five errors and making a few mistakes on the base paths, so Kinkade said it was nice to get Patriots' first win in the clubs' first AAA season since 2013.
"We've been shooting ourselves in the foot a little bit," he said. "We can clean that up and play better and we know that, but to overcome that and walk away with a win is really good for these guys."
Lewis-Clark Twins 020 000 1-3 3 0
Pullman Patriots 200 000 0-2 4 1
Terin Judy (7) and Nick Salvolainen. Reece Chadwick, Kelan Becker (6) and Tristan Wilson.
Lewis-Clark hits - Coy Stout, Garrett Beckman, Bill Aspach (2B).
Pullman hits - Kyle Appel, Konnor Kinkade, Zane Wilson, Jackson Horner.
Lewis-Clark Twins 200 030 3-8 9 1
Pullman Patriots 100 008 x-9 8 5
Coy Stout, Garrett Beckman (6) and Hayden Woods. Payton Kallaher, Connor Parrish (5), Kyle Appel (6), John Bean (7) and Cal Gregory.
Lewis-Clark hits - Jaden Phillips 3, Mitch Miller 2, Hayden Woods 2, Chris Powell (3B), Dawson Bonfield (2B),
Pullman hits - Zane Wilson 2 (HR), Payton Kallaher 2 (2B), Kyle Appel, Chase Hayton, Cal Gregory, Grady Benton (2B), Reece Chadwick.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Youth Clinic June 11th, 2018

Join us for a FREE youth clinic and learn from the best! Coach Maurer & Coach Royce's teams will be teaching.  Come out and enjoy ice cream and pop!

Your free clinic t-shirt will be your FREE PASS to all regular season Twins & Cubs games. 

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Baseball has long been a staple of the Lewiston community, beginning with LCSC's run to the national title during the 1984 NAIA World Series. So it's only fitting that a pair of ex-Warriors with championship rings of their own would set up roots in the community and help guide the next generation of ballplayers.
Head coach Ramon Royce and assistant Mike Madrid will lead the Lewis-Clark Cubs this summer as they begin their season tonight with a 5 p.m. road twinbill against the Moscow Blue Devils.
"I really like the team we have this year," Royce said. "We're younger than we were last year, so hopefully there's a few guys that are returning where we can lean on their leadership and they can step up and show them the Cubbie baseball way."
This is Royce's second go-around with the squad, and with a summer of experience already under his belt, he knows what it will take to guide the program to the postseason.
"I feel better about having a year behind us, going through the experience and adjusting to the guys," he said. "We've been building our philosophy. We started it last year and it's a little more seamless going into this year."
Although the squad doesn't have many returners, the team should boast solid defensive play with Treyton Skinner and Trent Reel patrolling the outfield, along with Mason Daniel maintaining a reputation for stellar glovework up the middle.
"So far these new guys have been fitting in real well, we have a mix of players from all over," Royce said. "You have Tate Berdoy from Prairie and then Jose Barajas from Orofino - it's going to be quite the eclectic mix of players from the area. I'm looking forward to it; it seems like the guys have been bonding well and they are looking to create that brotherhood."

Twins ready to kick into gear for 2018
The Lewis-Clark Twins may be coming off a regional title and an appearance in the 2017 American Legion World Series, but the squad will have a much different look when it hits the diamond this week.
Only four members of last year's program will return to Harris Field to sport the green and gold, leaving second-year coach Kevin Maurer to piece together a starting lineup composed primarily of newcomers.
"It's just that mix of us understanding what we need to do to be successful," Maurer said. "I do like the focus that they've had during the three practices we've had, but it's going to take some time to get
The Lewis-Clark infield will feature a batch of new faces after the collegiate departure of double-play duo Riley Way and A.J. Davis. Lewiston High standout Jaden Phillips will anchor third base while ex-Bantam Nate Savolainen is expected to see immediate playing time behind the dish.
"I do feel like we've got some guys that should be swinging it pretty good by the end of the year," Maurer said. "But we also lack some team speed right now."
After helping Genesee claim the Idaho Class 1A title earlier this spring, hurler Coy Stout looks to emerge as one of the top arms for the Twins' pitching staff. With strict pitch-count rules in place, Maurer expects nearly every member of his squad to take the bump this season.
"When you pretty much lose all your arms from last year and you have to start over, it's definitely a challenge," Maurer said. "The 16 guys that we have on the team - I can say that all 16 will probably toe the rubber for us this season. It's just giving them those opportunities and going through those moments, so that by the end of the year our pitching staff can be one of our strengths."
Last year's deep playoff run established Lewis-Clark as the region's elite squad - but that reputation has only generated more motivation among area rivals, who hope to secure bragging rights with a win over the defending state champions. Maurer doesn't mind the increased pressure, as long as his squad has the right mindset on the diamond.
"It's always nice when you've had some guys go through what they went through last year," Maurer said. "They have an understanding of what it takes, day in and day out. For them to speak on their experience and help our new guys understand, it's definitely a benefit to have."
The Twins kick off play Friday with a 4 p.m. road doubleheader against the re-established Pullman Patriots.
"We don't get too caught up on an opponent, because there's other things that our focus needs to be on," Maurer said. "... Every team that you play is different."
where we want to be. We're just going to have to be patient with the process we're going through."

Cubs open 2018 season at Moscow

MOSCOW - Both the Moscow Blue Devils and the Lewis-Clark Cubs came to play Thursday evening during an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Moscow Middle School - just not in the same game.
Moscow dominated the first affair 11-0 behind the arm of pitcher Jack Dunn and a huge first inning in which the Blue Devils went up by six runs. Moscow won the game in five innings via the 10-run mercy rule.
But in the second game, it was the Cubs' time to shine with a 10-6 victory and a six-run frame of their own.
"It really was a tale of two games," Moscow coach Stan Mattoon said.
Give the game ball to Dunn in the first contest. The Moscow senior tossed nine strikeouts - including five of the first six batters he faced - and pitched a five-inning complete game shutout.
"I gotta tip my hat to that guy," Lewis-Clark coach Ramon Royce said. "He was locating, he was throwing two pitches for strikes. That's definitely a quality arm there."
It was also a fast start for the Blue Devils at the plate. In the first inning, Moscow scored six runs and didn't look back from there. The Cubs pitching staff walked 10 batters and the Blue Devils added seven hits to clinch the win.
In the second game, it was a complete turnaround on the mound and at the plate. Lewis-Clark found its pitching, while the Blue Devils struggled.
Cubs pitcher Justin Spencer allowed two earned runs and struck out three in 41/3 innings and his squad poured on six runs in the second to build a quick 6-1 lead. From there, Lewis-Clark never let Moscow get closer than three runs the rest of the way.
The doubleheader marked the first games of the season for the Cubs, so it was good to get the first one out of the way and get rolling, Royce said.
"This was the first time we've been on the field as a team this year so we were excited to get some live reps off the bat defensively and (we) just had to make some adjustments," he said. "The second game I think we kind of got our focus together. It helped to get one under our belt."
In the second game, Rylen Nimon led the Cubs with two hits, two runs and an RBI while Reece Shoults added three runs.
Moscow was led during both games by Billy Adams (five hits, two runs and two RBI).
"Billy came through on numerous counts where he had two strikes on him and he was still able to get a base on the end," Mattoon said.
Also for the Blue Devils in the first game, Cam Vis shined with three runs and four RBI. In the second, Hayden Thompson supplied two hits, two runs and an RBI.

Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 LC Cubs

2018 Lewis Clark Cubs Roster
Blaine Acree
Jose Barajas
Tate Berdoy
Jayce Chance
Tyson Collins
Mason Daniel
Gavin Grijalva
Austin Kolb
Zac Lombard
Dylan Mader
Cole McKenzie
Rylan Nimon
Xavier Pea
Trent Reel
DJ Ricard
Reece Shoults
Trayton Skinner
Justin Spencer

2018 LC Twins

2018 Lewis Clark Twins Roster
 Bill Alspach
Garrett Beckman
Dawson Bonfield
Trey Charlo
Taylor Garrett
Terin Judy
George Lopez
Cooper Lund
Mitch Miller
Jaden Phillips
Chris Powell
Nate Savolainen
Spencer Schumacher
Coy Stout
Tyson Wallace
Hayden Woods

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Season Kick Off Informational Meeting

2018 L-C Twins and Cubs Parent/Player Informational Meeting
June 4th, 2018
Harris Field, LCSC Campus

5:30 p.m. Check-In/completion of paperwork
6:00 p.m. Mandatory Parent Meeting/Turn in Forms
6:30 p.m. Player Photo’s
Be sure to bring:   
  • $700.00 player dues payable to LCALB and will be cashed 6/5/2018 unless other arrangements have been made with the treasurer.
  • List of any prescription medication you may be taking together with the name of the doctor who prescribed them.
  • Valid photo identification for parent and player.  (Driver’s license, ID card or a school activity card will work for a player without a driver’s license)
  • Insurance information and last 4 of players social security number to complete the Player Indemnification Agreement
  • Calendar for noting down your committee times
  • Original birth certificate for player
  • Player and parent contact information

Player photos will be taken for the Tribune insert
Paperwork and Committee signups need to be completed
For more information, please feel free to contact Patti Meshishnek 208-305-1706

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.