Post 6 is gearing up for the American Legion World Series after making history in Gillette
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After losing in heartbreaking fashion last year, the Sixers returned to the Northwest Regional in 2023 with a vengeance.
Not only did they win the tournament, Post 6 made history as the first ever team from Wyoming to qualify for the Legion World Series. Kaden Anderson ended up earning tournament MVP, and said the victory was dedicated to their predecessors and the entire Cowboy State.
”It meant a lot. I mean not for just me, but for the state of Wyoming, and not going to lie just for like the whole Post 6 organization. For everybody that’s worn our jerseys in the past, I feel like that we just did it for them. We just did it for the whole state of Wyoming and all the Legion players,” Anderson said.
The catcher was rock solid all tournament; he had at least one hit in each of their six games, and finished with a .389 batting average, .450 on base percentage, six RBIs and six runs scored.
Several other players had big moments as well; Nolan Horton exploded during the title game going 3-3 at the plate with three RBIs, in the eliminator game to go to the championship Julian Romero connected on a walk off double, and Colter McAnelly helped them rebound from their only loss with a three hit complete game shutout.
Now they get to venture into uncharted territory. While winning is always the goal for the Sixers, they’re still going to cherish the journey that this season has taken them on.
”I guess [the mindset is] just going out one last tournament with the boys, and just playing. I mean, hopefully we can make it as far as we can, but we made it there. So I mean it’s just unreal,” Romero said.
The tournament is hosted in Shelby, North Carolina, and Post 6 will open play on Thursday against League City, Texas at 10 am local time.
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