CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now)- The American Legion World Series along with eight regional tournaments have been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant Redman is a senior third baseman for the Cheyenne Post 6 Sixers, hoping to use this summer to get a few offers from colleges.
"This has never happened before,” Redman said. “No one really knows what the procedure really is to try and get your name out there at this point. This was going be a big year for me. So hopefully, we can start playing sooner than later and I can get some more looks from these schools when we go to these big tournaments."
"This summer is so important for the development of our seniors to even prepare them so when they do step on campus, they're capable performing at their highest level," Cheyenne Post 6 Manager, Ty Lain said.
With other leagues canceling their season, American Legion Baseball still hasn't decided on whether the whole season is done. The anticipation and uncertainty acts as a test the players' mentality preparing for the possible season.
"It's kind of tough,” Redman said. “Me and the guys, we talk every day and we're still doing what we can to be prepared for if the season does still happen that we're ready to get on the field and get playing."
The possibility of canceling the league may leave seniors in the dust not only to win a state championship, but to play college baseball.
"We're going to do everything we can to help guys get opportunities,” Lain said. “We have long-lasting built-up relationships with a lot of college coaches in our area, and I believe they trust our opinion on our players."
Teams aren't really concerned with how long their season is going to be, just as they get a chance to play 'America’s Favorite Pastime.'
"We'll take kind of whatever we can get as far as time to be outside and build a little comradery with our group and keep striving to get better at the game of baseball, and try to get the most out of it that we can," Lain said. Even if we can get started late June or July 1, you're still getting a month of baseball which is better than nothing at all."