Wyoming Legion Baseball 2021 ‘AA’ State Tournament Scoreboard
The 2021 Wyoming Legion Baseball Class ‘AA’ State Tournament is in Laramie from July 26-30.
It’s an eight-team, modified, double-elimination bracket. The Cheyenne Sixers are the defending ‘AA’ State Champions.
You can watch and listen to all of the games from Laramie through the link below.
This year’s winner advances to the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament, which will be in Gillette, Aug. 4-8, 2021. The Riders already have a spot in the tournament as the host team. If they win state, then the second-place team will go to the regional tournament. If not, the winner joins Gillette in the bracket.
The East Conference No. 2 seed finished with a tie between Laramie and Sheridan at 5-7. The tie-breaker that determined the seed was runs allowed in conference-only games. The Rangers gave up four fewer and take the No. 2 seed, while the Troopers get the third seed.
Here’s a look at the match-ups for the ‘AA’ State Tournament.
Monday, July 26:
Final Score: Game 1: (E3) Sheridan Troopers 9 (W2) Evanston Outlaws 2 - Troopers scored 2 runs in each of the 1st three innings. Steel had 3 hits & 3 RBI's, while Kilpatrick added 3 hits (2-2B) & 2 RBI's. Nelson went all 7 for Sheridan on the mound. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits. MacDonald had 1 hit and 1 RBI to pace the Outlaws in defeat.
Final Score: Game 2: (E4) Gillette Roughriders 5 (W1) Casper Oilers 4 [8 inns.] - Riders scored 3 in the top of the 8th and survived a comeback by the Oilers. Fink had the go-ahead RBI single, while Newlin followed with a key 2-run single. Fink got the win in relief. Casper scored 2 on a Barr single with 2 outs but a pop out to shallow left ended the game.
Final Score: Game 3: (E1) Cheyenne Sixers 12 (W4) Rock Springs Stallions 0 - The game was scoreless for 3 innings. The Sixers scored 12 in the next 3 frames, including a game-ending grand slam by Hastings. He had 2 hits & 5 RBI's. Anderson added 3 hits & 2 RBI's. Oswald & Bohlmann combine on a 5-hit shutout.
Final Score: Game 4: (E2) Laramie Rangers 5 (W3) Jackson Giants 4 - Rangers rally in the 7th with 3 runs for the victory. The game ended on a fielder's choice and an error that leads to two runs. Morris had 2 hits & 1 RBI for Laramie. The Giants got 3 hits and 1 RBI from Bleggi.
Tuesday, July 27:
Final Score: Game 5: Evanston 13 Rock Springs 0 - (Stallions are eliminated) The Outlaws scored in each inning. They jumped out to a 5-0 lead and tacked on 8 runs in the 4th to close it out early. Moyles led a 12-hit attack with 2 hits (3B) and 4 RBI's. Eldredge allowed only 3 hits over 4 innings for the win on the mound.
Final Score: Game 6: Casper 23 Jackson 1 - (Giants are eliminated) - Oilers jumped out 10-0 and then added 7 in the 4th and 6 in the 5th. Barr had 3 extra-base hits (2B, 2-3B) and 5 RBI's.
Final Score: Game 7: Cheyenne 5 Sheridan 1 - Sixers score 2 in the 2nd and 3 in the 4th to prevail. Onisto allows 1 run on 6 hits with 7 K's and 2 walks. Tafoya had 2 hits & drove in a run.
Final Score: Game 8: Laramie 9 Gillette 2 - Rangers scored 6 runs in the 3rd & 4th innings to break a 1-1 tie. Hogsett had 3 hits and 4 RBI's. Morris added 4 hits and drove in one. Chavez goes 5.2 innings for the win.
Wednesday, July 28:
Final Score: Game 9: Casper 12 Sheridan 6 - (Troopers are eliminated) - Oilers jumped to a 6-0 lead. Troopers came back to tie it at 6-6. Casper scores the last six for the win. Wilcox & Wagner with 2 hits & 3 RBI's each.
Final Score: Game 10: Evanston 3 Gillette 1 - (Roughriders are eliminated) - Outlaws tied it in the 2nd and took the lead for good in the 3rd. They added one insurance run in the 5th. G. Allred allows 1 unearned run on only 3 hits.
Final Score: Game 11: Cheyenne 16 Laramie 0 - Sixers break it open with a 7-run 3rd inning. They doubled their lead in the 7th with 8 runs. Anderson had 3 hits (2-2B) and 2 RBI's. The Rangers were held to 4 hits in the shutout loss.
Thursday, July 29: (Pairings for these two games will not match previous opponents against each other unless absolutely necessary.)
Final Score: Game 12: Laramie 5 Casper 4 [8 inns.] - Rangers win on a walk with the bases loaded in the 8th. Casper led 4-0 until Laramie rallied and tied it in the 6th.
Final Score: Game 13: Cheyenne 15 Evanston 8 - Sixers rally from down 4-3 & 6-4. Cheyenne exploded for 10 runs in the 5th for the victory. Costopoulos had 4 hits (3B) & 3 RBI's. Swaen added 2 hits (2B) & 4 RBI's.
(Note: If 3 teams remain with one loss after Game 13, the winner of Game 11 will automatically be drawn into Game 14)
Friday, July 30:
Final Score: Game 14: State Championship Game: Cheyenne 9 Laramie 2 - Sixers win their 18th title in the last 21 seasons. McAnelly had a double, triple, and a 2-run home run (3-4) and 3 RBI's in the win. Costopoulos added 2 hits and 1 RBI. Feezer and McAnelly combine to allow 2 unearned runs on 2 hits on just 77 pitches. Feezer got the win.
State Tournament MVP = Colter McAnelly, Cheyenne Post 6
Sportsmanship Award = Laramie Rangers