LEGION BASEBALL: Lums bounce back for split
JASON ELLIOTT/Press Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen shortstop Marcus Manzardo catches a popup during the third inning of the first game of a Legion baseball doubleheader against the Lewis-Clark Twins at Thorco Field.
JASON ELLIOTT/Press Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen pitcher Jesse Brown throws a pitch during the first inning of Tuesday's opening against the Lewis-Clark Twins at Thorco Field.
JASON ELLIOTT/Press Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen first baseman Ryan Schneider catches a throw from the catcher during the first inning of Tuesday's opening game against Lewis-Clark at Thorco Field.
COEUR d’ALENE — The first one left a little bit of a bad taste in the mouths of the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen.
So they went out and did something about it.
Coeur d’Alene pitcher Ryan Schneider allowed two hits over five innings, striking out 10 in an 11-1 win in the second game of a North Idaho League twinbill against the Lewis-Clark Twins at Thorco Field on Tuesday. The Twins won the opener 14-12 after the Lums left 14 on base.
“Our guys didn’t like the pain of that first game,” Coeur d’Alene coach Darren Taylor said. “We had a lot of walks and passed balls. There wasn’t a lot of good baseball on either side in that first game.”
Joe DuCoeur hit a three-run home run in the first inning of the second game for Coeur d’Alene.
Kyle Bridge, Marcus Manzardo, Schneider and Cooper Larson had two RBIs each for the Lums in the nightcap.
Schneider, who missed last weekend’s CWU Summer Series due to a family vacation, shut down the Twins on 87 pitches.
“His vacation was really good for him,” Taylor said. “It was a little bit of a graduation retreat for him and his family and it did him well.”
Lewis-Clark scored four runs in the seventh to rally for the win in the first game.
“They’ve got a good team and hit the heck out of the ball,” Taylor said. “They’re a dangerous team.”
Schneider went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Bridge, Spencer Zeller and Manzardo scored two runs each for Coeur d’Alene in the opener.
Chris Ricard and Bryce Bensching drove in three runs each for Lewis-Clark in the first game.
Coeur d’Alene (12-6) competes in the Josh Dickerson Memorial Tournament starting Thursday in the Seattle area.
Lewis-Clark is 11-5 and will host the Lums on July 13.
As the only two AA teams in the North Idaho League, both Lewis-Clark and Coeur d'Alene will advance to state. The teams will play a best-of-3 game Area A (district tournament) to determine state seeding at Thorco Field on July 16-17.
Lewis-Clark 000 253 4 — 14 9 0
Coeur d’Alene 110 082 0 — 12 14 2
Boyer, Granlund (3), Daniel (5) and Lopez; Jesse Brown, Lucas Erickson (5), Eric Bumbaugh (5), Jayden Butler (7) and Ethan Taylor.
HITS: L-C — Johnson, Hepburn 2, El. Taylor 2, Ricard, Bensching 2, Line. Cd’A — Bridge 2, Zeller 2, Manzardo, Schneider 2, DuCoeur 2, Larson, Et. Taylor, C. Erickson 3. 2B — Bridge, DuCoeur. 3B — Schneider. HR — Taylor.
Lewis-Clark 001 00 — 1 2 1
Coeur d’Alene 407 0x — 11 7 0
Kolb, Johnson (3) and Feger; Ryan Schneider and Joe DuCoeur.
HITS: L-C — Bensching, Daniel. Cd’A — Bridge 2, Manzardo, Schneider, DuCoeur, Larson, Bumbaugh. 2B — Schneider, Bridge. HR — Daniel, DuCoeur.
Northern Lakes 3-10
LEWISTON — Jacob Hessing delivered a two-run triple in the first inning, finishing with three RBIs for the Mountaineers in the second game of a North Idaho League doubleheader against the Cubs at Harris Field.
Lewis-Clark scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the opener 5-3.
Caden Robinett and Joseph Borges had two RBIs each for Northern Lakes in the second game. Hessing allowed one run over 5 ⅓ innings, giving up five hits in the second game.
Robinett, Borges and Scott Pote scored two runs each in the second game.
Northern Lakes (6-2, 3-1 NIL) opens play in the Big Bucks Tournament in Libby, Mont., on Thursday.
Northern Lakes 100 011 0 — 3 9 1
Lewis-Clark 001 004 x — 5 5 1
Payden Wysong, Scott Pote (6) and Sam Pemberton; Elliot and Currin.
HITS: NL — Wysong, Robinett 3, Borges, Pote 2, Pemberton, Sheppard. L-C — Currin, Green, Way, Jenkins 2. 2B — Robinett, Green.
Northern Lakes 304 000 3 — 10 10 1
Lewis-Clark 000 001 0 — 1 6 1
Jacob Hessing, Scott Pote (6) and Sam Pemberton; Johnson, Bambacigno (3), Wagner (7) and Currin, Elliot (7).
HITS: NL — Wysong, Robinett 3, Borges 2, Pote, Hessing, Horn. L-C — Elliot, Slagg, Green 3, Bambacigno. 2B — Robinett 2. 3B — Hessing, Elliot.