OROFINO — The Orofino Merchants scored their first win of the season in Game 1 before falling in Game 2 of a closely contested doubleheader against the visiting Asotin County Blues.

The Merchants won 8-6 before losing 7-6 in a nonleague American Legion baseball doubleheader Monday.

Orofino’s Brandon Barton “did a good job of keeping them off balance” as he pitched the entirety of Game 1, according to coach Dylan Midstokke. Teammate Kai Naranjo went 3-for-4 at the plate in that contest, while Rylan Larson was 3-for-4 for the Merchants in Game 2.

“This was a good way to bounce back after getting beat twice by Moscow the night before,” said Midstokke, whose team moved to 1-3 on the season. “There’s always room for improvement, and we’ve got a lot of work to do, too.”

FIRST GAME

Asotin 021 011 1—6 7 1

Orofino 000 330 2—8 8 4

Maves, Denham (5) and Hayes. Barton and Larson.

Asotin hits — Bolen (2B), Peace (2B), Spencer, Bartels, Maves, Carringer, Hayes.

Orofino hits — Larson (2B), Barton, W. Williamson, D. Williamson (2B), Naranjo 3, Morales.

SECOND GAME

Asotin 021 001 3—7 13 3

Orofino 030 101 1—6 8 3

Bean, Nissen (4) and Hayes. Roy, Morales (7) and Larson.

Asotin hits — Ankerson, Bolen, Peace, Spencer 2, Bean 2 (2B), Hayes, Reeder, Denham, Carringer, Nissen 2.

Orofino hits — Isbelle, Larson 3, Barton 2, Roy, Bullock.

Walla Walla 8-3, Lewis-Clark 5-0

WALLA WALLA — The traveling Lewis-Clark Twins fell in both installments of a doubleheader against Walla Walla.

The Twins lost 8-5, then 3-0.

Brayden Turcott earned four hits and two RBI for the Twins in Game 1.

FIRST GAME

Lewis-Clark Twins 100 202 0—5 10 3

Walla Walla 102 140 X—8 9 1

Dylan Mader, Dawson Bonfield (6) and Austin Kolb. Turner Edwards, Kyren Morris (7) and Caleb Ephan.

Lewis-Clark hits — Brayden Turcott 4, Dalton Hart, Jose Barajas 2, Tyson Wallace, Coy Stout.

Walla Walla hits — Matt McKenzie, Kyler Tiner, Kobe Morris, Elliott Marks, Morris 2 (3B), Kyler Barnett 2, Ephan.

SECOND GAME

Lewis-Clark Twins 000 000 0—0 4 2

Walla Walla 000 021 x—3 8 1

Terin Judy, Stout (6) and Kolb. Caden McCaw, Brody Woods (3) and Heston Richmond.

Lewis-Clark hits — Turcott, Wallace, Kolb, DJ Ricard (2B).

Walla Walla hits — Mckenzie, Tiner 2 (3B), Marks 2, Morris 2, Hamada.

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