Cheyenne has been selected as the host city for the 2015-16 American Legion AA Northwest Regional Baseball Tournament. Cheyenne Post 6 baseball has been in existence since 1928, and this is the first time ever the Capital City will host the Northwest Regional. Powers Field will play host to state championship teams from Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Post 6 will serve as the host team and receive and automatic bid to the regional. Post 6 Baseball Board President Phil Maggard says this bid process was long and arduous, but well worth it. He adds this has been a longtime dream of the program and will benefit more than just baseball in Cheyenne.
Maggard, along with several key volunteers, put together a bid package that included letters from Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen, along with several other dignitaries in Cheyenne. Along with the proximity to Denver International Airport, Maggard says the bid really couldn’t be matched in his opinion. He says the idea has been in the works for a while, but it was after last year’s successfully run state tournament in Cheyenne, that things really kicked into high gear.
The Sixers have been to 12 of the last 13 regional tournaments, playing for the regional title three times in that span, and four times overall. Last year, Post 6 finished third at the regional in Eugene, Oregon. The last time the regional was in Wyoming was in 2006, when Casper was the host. Sheridan’s Thorne Rider Stadium has also hosted the Northwest Regional. The regional this year will be held again in Eugene, Oregon.