Cheyenne To Host 2015 and 2016 Legion Baseball Northwest Regional Tournament
State Champion legion baseball teams in the Northwest US will soon be heading to Wyoming's Capital City!
The American Legion National Board has announced that Cheyenne will host the 2015 and 2016 AA Northwest Regional Tournaments.
Under the current format, state champions from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, as well as the host team, Cheyenne Post 6 (automatic bid), will compete in a modified double-elimination tournament, with the winner advancing to the Legion World Series.
Update: At the time the news came out, Hawaii was a part of the region, but not any longer. Taking their place will be a second team from Washington.
Wyoming last hosted the AA NW regional tournament in 2006, when it was played in Casper.
The Post 6 program was created in 1928, and never hosted a regional tournament.
A Wyoming Legion Baseball team, has never made it to the Legion World Series.
Post 6 has made it to the Regional Championship Game 3 times, losing all 3.
The last time they made it that far was in 2006, when the tournament was played in Casper.
Cheyenne Post 6 is currently the 5-time defending Wyoming AA State Champs, and has won 12 of the last 13 state titles.
They placed 3rd last year at the AA Northwest Regional Tournament, played at Eugene, Oregon, which is where the tournament will be held again this year.
The host team is automatically in the tournament, as well as the state champ.
If the host team is the state champ, then the state runner-up is invited.