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Prep Athletes of the Week: Colter McAnelly & Bradley Feezer

Sixers star pitchers each toss a no-hitter in Rapid City, S.D.
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 1:16 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - For the second year in a row, the Cheyenne Post 6 Sixers went undefeated at and won the Veterans Classic Tournament in Rapid City, S.D.

The hitting and pitching were both phenomenal as the Sixers (23-1) scored at least eight runs in all five tournament games and allowed allowed just 1.6 runs per game (six runs in game 1, two runs in game 5, 0 runs in games 2-4).

The starting pitching was next level for Cheyenne, especially in Games 2, 4, and 5. Bailey Applegarth allowed 0 hits over 4.1 innings in the tournament championship (game 5) on Sunday. Post 6 did later allow two hits in the game, but the same cannot be said for Wyoming News Now Prep Athletes of the Week Bradley Feezer’s and Colter McAnelly’s outings in games 2 and 4, respectively.

Feezer, a Nebraska Baseball commit, tossed the first no-hitter of his career in a 9-0 victory over Pierre Post 8 on Friday. He struck out 8 in the run-rule shortened five inning game.

“It’s been crazy, said Bradley Feezer. “Definitely a lot of people have texted me congratulating me, which is kind of crazy like to think I was all the way up in Rapid City and all these people in Cheyenne are texting me, congratulating me on the no-hitter and it’s kind of a surreal moment because it’s kind of a dream.”

That elite performance was followed up two games later by Colter McAnelly, a Utah Baseball commit, who allowed zero hits and struck out 11 batters in a six inning run rule shortened 8-0 win against the Fargo Post 400 Stars. The Stars participated in the 2021 American Legion World Series.

“I guess I didn’t do anything really different. As soon as I got in the bullpen [before the game], I just threw one ball and I was like, “yo like that felt like it came out [of my hand really well].’”

McAnelly’s no-hitter became official with a Julian Romero walk-off single (Dominic Lopez scored). He would not have been able to finish the game and claim the solo no-hitter without the walk-off hit because his pitch count (104 pitches) was too high to finish the 7th inning. American Legion pitchers are not allowed to start an at having thrown more than 105 pitches.

Congratulations to Bradley Feezer and Colter McAnelly, Wyoming News Now Prep Athletes of the Week

Feezer Line: W, 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 8 K

McAnelly Line: W, 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 R, 3 BB, 11 K

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