Cheyenne Post Six Legion Baseball Season Recap
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Cheyenne Post Sixers season has come to a conclusion following their exit from the Regional Tournament. They came a way with a victory against Eugene, Oregon, but couldn’t advance into the later stages, something considered as an unlucky break by Sixers first-baseman Zach Costopoulos.
“Those teams are good, but I thought we were the best team there. We just came out tense in the last two games and things just didn’t go our way.”
Despite their loss in the regionals, their season as still a decorated and successful one. From a team perspective, they did more than handle their own during the year. They finished with a 69-19-1 record across all competitions, a record that was extended by great play in the State Championship. They posted a 57:11 point differential throughout the entirety of the state tournament, winning the championship over Laramie 9-2.
Plenty of the individual players racked up their own accolades, as well. Colter McAnelly was elected as the Player Of The Year and MVP of the State Tournament. Zach Costopoulos broke the post 6 single-seasonrecords for RBIs, doubles, and the post BBCore Home Run record. Bradley Feezer set a new Post 6 single-season strikeout record and won the State Pitcher Of The Year award.
Four players were elected to the AA All-State First Team (McAnelly, Cosopoulos, Feezer, and Dominic Lopez), with an additional six making the AA All-State Second Team (Ben Bohlman, Ty Lobmeyer, Travis Onisto, Garrett Oswald, Trenton Rodriguez, Julian Romero).
But games are not won individually. The team chemistry is what allowed the group to be so successful.
“It was fun, but I didn’t do it myself. I had a good coaching staff and good teammates behind me. Especially with my ERA number. At the end, I was just getting the ball out. I have trust in my defense and it helped that a lot,” said pitcher Bradley Feezer.
While they didn’t manage to achieve the high of winning Regionals, it still serves as experience for the younger guys moving forward. After not having that opportunity last year due to the pandemic, it can serve as a lesson to grow, according to Colter McAnelly.
“Since last year, most of our guys didn’t get to go to the regional after winning state because of COVID, I think now that this year that we’ve experienced that, I think next year will be a big building block.”
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