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Cheyenne Sixers win the 2020 Wyoming AA state championship, beating Gillette, 8-1

Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 9:34 PM CDT
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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Cheyenne Post 6 Sixers 18U won the 2020 Wyoming American Legion AA state championship by defeating the Gillette Roughriders, 8-1. Post 6 center fielder, Andrew Johnson, went 4-4 at bat, hitting a single, a pair of doubles, and a home run with four RBI’s, which would result him earning tournament MVP.

Jackson Hesford, right, and Colter McAnelly, middle, wait at the plate for Andrew Johnson, left, who just hit a home run.
Jackson Hesford, right, and Colter McAnelly, middle, wait at the plate for Andrew Johnson, left, who just hit a home run.(DJ Johnson | DJ Johnson/7220sports)

Cheyenne put the first run up on the board at the top of the 1st inning. Gillette would return the favor in the bottom of the 2nd, tying the game at one run a piece. The Sixers showed strong offense in the the 3rd and 5th inning, tallying in a total of seven runs. Post 6 tallied 10 hits on the day with Johnson, Nico Vite, and Kelden Hastings recorded multiple hits. Sixers pitcher, Garrett Oswald, pitched for Cheyenne, surrendering one run on four hits. Bradley Feezer and Bailey Applegarth helped close out the game in relief.

Cheyenne Sixers 18U celebrate winning the state championship after defeating Gillette, 8-1.
Cheyenne Sixers 18U celebrate winning the state championship after defeating Gillette, 8-1.(DJ Johnson | DJ Johnson/7220sports)

“Early on in the season we never played our best baseball against them [Gillette],” Johnson said. “They were playing some of their best games against us, pitching great, hitting, and we weren’t firing on all three cylinders; offense, defense, and pitching. In these games I think definitely this one, we defended it clean, we hit the ball and pitched great. When we do that, no team can beat us. Every thing’s a team effort, baseball takes nine dudes on the field and nine dudes off. Without a full roster, we couldn’t of been competitive in this.”

Cheyenne ended the season with a 53-20 overall record.

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