Hear from the 2023 Post Six Hall of Fame Class
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - There’s no question how much Post Six Baseball to the Cheyenne community. Thursday night, six men will be forever enshrined as Post Six Hall of Famers.
“It’s just an honor,” Rich Renner said. “It really is hard to put into words how good it makes you feel that the people that are involved with the Post Six Program think that highly of you.’
Renner has had a massive impact on Post Six Baseball. He played for the program from 1983-84 and went on to play ball at the University of Wyoming. Renner then coached for the team in the 90s and in 2008. He also helped start Post Six’s Indians Program.
“I’m just overwhelmed,” Bud McBride said. “I mean, the talent that has come through this program, even as early as me. Probably even the 50s. To be included in that group, to be a hall of famer, it’s overwhelming. Strictly it is overwhelming.”
McBride was a pitcher for the 1963-65 teams that won three straight state championships. Like Renner, he also played baseball for the University of Wyoming.
“It’s a huge honor, I’ve spent a lot of my life around Post Six bleeding the red and blue,” Chace Tavelli said. “It really is extremely meaningful to me.”
Tavelli played for the program from 1987-1989, he was the leading base stealer on the 1988 and 1989 teams. He coached for the program through the 90s.
“It’s a real honor because there are not really many people who get into any sports hall of fame,” Michael Gregorio, Jr. said.
Gregorio, Jr. was on the 1963 state championship team. He went on to run track for the University of Wyoming where he earned the Admiral Emory S. Land Award as the Outstanding Athlete at the University of Wyoming.
“It brought back so many good memories of the 2010 team specifically,” Jorden Mossey said. “That was just a fun group of guys to be around. We were loaded with talent. Trying to count up the number, I think we pencil in maybe eight D1 guys that summer. It just felt really good to relive those memories with all my friends too, it’s great.”
Mossey was part of the 2009-2011 state championship teams.
“The support here, the love from this community. This place is so special to me,” McBride said.
Hall of Famer number six, Cody Farrel, could not make it to the ceremony. But, he sent his heartfelt thank you to all of the people who supported him and for this magnificent honor. Farrel was on the same state championship teams as Mossey. He had a decorated collegiate career at the University of New Mexico, Central Arizona College, and University of Texas Arlington.
For all of the young men who will by vying to be the next generation of hall of famers, their season starts in late March.
Copyright 2023 KGWN. All rights reserved.