Twins open tourney with split

Tribune/Pete CasterAfter hitting a slow grounder down the first-base line, the Twins’ Coy Stout dives into first base as he attempts to beat the throw while Prairie first baseman Brock Zeller corrals the low throw during the bottom of the fourth inning of a game in the Dwight Church Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Harris Field in Lewiston. Stout was safe on the play.

The Lewis-Clark Twins finished Day 1 of competition with a 1-1 record in pool play Thursday in the Dwight Church Tournament.

The Twins defeated Post Falls 12-3, then fell 6-4 to Missoula, Mont., in the Legion baseball event.

Brayden Turcott and Tyson Wallace combined for five hits and five innings pitched in the course of leading Lewis-Clark to a five-inning victory in its first showing. Seven Twins in all tallied base hits, with Turcott, Wallace and Dalton Hart managing doubles. Turcott and Dawson Bonfield provided three RBI apiece for Lewis-Clark (4-3).

Against Missoula, Lewis-Clark led 3-1 through five innings, but a five-run sixth from its rivals turned the contest on its head as the Twins committed three of their four errors in that frame.

“Overall our offense that (first) game was on fire,” said Twins coach Kevin Maurer. “It was just a different story that second game. Clean ball from both sides, just that one bad inning.”

Lewis-Clark returns to action tonight at 7 p.m. against the Hanford Flames as the tournament continues.

Post Falls 110 01— 3 6 1

Lewis-Clark 154 2x—12 13 0

Ethan Miller and Zach Clark. Brayden Turcott, Tyson Wallace (3) and Austin Kolb.

Post Falls hits — Spencer Zeller, Ethan Miller 2 (2B), Harrison Reid (3B), Andrew Davidson, Matt Fleming (2B).

Lewis-Clark hits — Turcott 3 (2B), Dalton Hart (2B), Wallace 2 (2B), Mason Daniel 2, Kolb 2, Dawson Bonfield 2, Coy Stout.

Missoula 100 005 0—6 5 4

Lewis-Clark 200 100 1—4 6 4

Brendon Hill and Andrew Clausson. Dalton Hart, Mason Daniel (6) and Austin Kolb.

Missoula hits — Jake Lintner, Dane Fraser 2 (2B), Thomas Martin, Tradd Richardson.

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

Blue Devils 11-4, Cubs 1-9

MOSCOW — The Moscow Blue Devils routed the Lewis-Clark Cubs in Game 1 before the visitors turned the tables in Game 2 of a league doubleheader at Bear Field.

The scores were 11-1 for Moscow and 9-4 for Lewis-Clark.

In the first contest, Billy Adams went 4-for-4 at bat with three RBI while Kyle Lynas conceded only two base hits in five innings pitched for the Blue Devils (9-4). Moscow’s Mack Hagenbaugh contributed three hits and three RBI for the Blue Devils in that game.

Jayce Chance led Lewis-Clark (1-3) to its Game 2 victory with three hits (one of them a triple) and three RBI, along with Dante Edmisson, who delivered two hits and four RBI. Cole McKenzie pitched four innings and earned two base hits for the Cubs.

“It was just basically a big team effort,” Lewis-Clark coach Anthony Balderas of his team’s reversal of fortune. “They showed up ready to go the second game, and it was just basically being all locked in as a team the second game. That’s basically the biggest difference.”

FIRST GAME

Lewis-Clark 000 01— 1 2 1

Moscow 420 14—11 15 0

X. Dea and Q. Edmisson. K. Lynas and C. Anderson.

Lewis-Clark hits — B. Larsen, Edmisson

Moscow hits — C. Redinger 2, M. Hagenbaugh 3 (2B), Anderson, B. Adams 4 (2B), B. Abendroth 2, I. Staszkow 2, K. Lynas.

SECOND GAME

Lewiston 003 400 2—9 12 4

Moscow 003 000 1—4 6 0

C. McKenzie, E. Taylor (5) and H. Owens, B. Larsen (2). C. Redinger, R. Delusa (4) and C. Anderson.

Lewis-Clark hits — G. Bisso, J. Chance 3 (3B), McKenzie 2, Q. Edmisson (2B), J. Johnson, D. Edmisson 2, X. Dea 2.

Moscow hits — Redinger, Hagenbaugh, Anderson, B. Adams 2, B. Abendroth.

Cougars 20, Pirates 5

COLFAX — Whitman County’s Brendan Doumit pitched a complete game and Anthony Becker hit a home run as the Cougars roared to a Class A Spokane League victory over visiting Rogers.

“It was a pretty complete night tonight,” said Whitman County coach Pat Doumit, whose team improved to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in league. “When we had a chance to get some good swings going, we did, and I thought as the game went on we got better offensively and defensively.”

Rogers 014 00— 5 5 5

Whitman County 089 3x—20 7 4

Justice Bowman, Karim Gutierrez (2), Pierce Kuck (3) and Jaysen McMillan. Brendan Doumit and Anthony Becker.

Rogers hits — Gutierrez, McMillan, Kuck, Owen Norden, West.

Whitman County hits Marcus Hilliard, Nick Robison (2B), Becker (HR), Elliott Lee 2 (2B), Doumit, Harisen Spoonemore.

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