Both of Wyoming's State Champs and State Runner-Ups, get a chance to prove they are among the best in the Northwest US.

Wyoming Legion Baseball AA State Champ, Cheyenne Post 6, along with the AA State Runner-Up, Sheridan Troopers and the A-State Champ Cheyenne Hawks, along with the A-State Runner-Ups Douglas Cats, have all qualified for their respective northwest regional tournaments.

The tournaments feature various state champs from the northwest US, playing in a MODIFIED double elimination bracket, with all games lasting for 9 innings, unless the mercy rules takes effect.

The first 2 days proceed as normal, then after the third day, the matchups are re-arraigned.

It leaves 1 team in the winners bracket and 3 in the losers bracket, because on Day 3, only 3 games are played (2 in the losers bracket and 1 in the winners bracket).

On Day 4, the 1 team left in the winners bracket will face one of the losers bracket teams (a team that they have not yet faced), but regardless of what happens, that winners bracket team is still in the championship game.

If the winners bracket team wins on Day 4, then the other team that comes out of the losers bracket, must win twice on Day 5 to win the championship.

If the winners bracket team loses on Day 4, that team is still in the championship game, but the championship game, becomes a 1-game winner-take-all, because of the loss on Day 4.

Long story short…the only time, a team has to play twice in one day, during the tournament, is the last day, and that’s only if they have 1 loss, weather pending.

In AA, the team that wins the tournament, gets to compete in the Legion World Series, to be played in Shelby, North Carolina.

A Wyoming team has never made it to the LWS.

Cheyenne Post 6 has made it to the regional championship game 3 times (the last in 2006, when the NW Regional Tournament was played in Casper), but has been unable to close the deal.

The Gillette Roughriders made it to the regional championship game in 2015, in Cheyenne.

In A-League, the season is over after the NW Regional Tournament.

There is no Legion World Series for A-League teams.

AA at Cheyenne:

Cheyenne automatically qualified for the tournament, because they are the host team. The Wyoming state champ is also in the tournament, but since Post 6 is both the host and the state champ, the team can’t have 2 spots in the bracket, so the Sheridan Troopers (The Wyoming AA State Runner-Up) are invited, and will be placed on the opposite side of the bracket from Cheyenne.

The 8-team bracket has the State Champs from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, 2-teams from Washington (State Champ and Runner-Up) and the host team.

If the host team is the State Champ, then the runner-up is invited, and will take the place of the State Champ in the bracket.

In this case it was necessary, because Cheyenne Post 6 is both State Champ and the host team.

Kennewick is the Washington State Champ and Bellingham is the Washington State Runner-Up.

All start times are Mountain Daylight Saving Time.

Wednesday, August 3:

Medford, OR 11 Bellingham, WA 1

Kennewick, WA 16 Kenai, AK 2

Billings, MT Scarlets 16 Sheridan Troopers 2

Boise, ID vs. Cheyenne Post 6 - Game suspended to Thursday 8am due to rain. It will resume in the top of the 6th with Boise leading 6-3.

Thursday, August 4:

Boise, ID 10 Cheyenne Post 6 6 - Completion of suspended game.

Bellingham, WA 8 Sheridan Troopers 1 - Sheridan Eliminated.

Cheyenne Post 6 11 Kenai, AK 4 - Kenai Eliminated.

Billings, MT Scarlets 5 Medford, OR 4 10 innings - Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the 9th, Medford had runners on 2nd and 3rd, when Billings elected to intentionally walk a batter. The pitcher got called for a balk on 2 straight pitches, enabling the tying runs to score. Billings scored 1 in the top of the 10th to win. Game ended when Medford runner at first, got picked-off by the Billings catcher.

Kennewick, WA 21 Boise, ID 0

Friday, August 5:

Medford, OR 11 Cheyenne Post 6 1 - Cheyenne Eliminated.

Bellingham, WA 9 Boise, ID 7 - Boise Eliminated.

Kennewick, WA 16 Billings, MT Scarlets 8 - Kennewick is in the championship game.

Saturday, August 6:

Bellingham, WA 13 Billings, MT Scarlets 3 - Billings Eliminated.

Medford, OR 17 Kennewick, WA 2

Sunday, August 7:

Since there are 3 teams remaining with 1 loss each, Kennewick gets the free pass into the championship game, because they stayed in the winner's bracket longer. However, because Kennewick has 1 loss, the championship game is 1 game, Winner Take All!

Medford, OR 12 Bellingham, WA 8 - Bellingham Eliminated.

Kennewick, WA 10 Medford, OR 1 - Championship

 

A at Laurel, MT:

Wyoming State Champ Cheyenne Hawks, and Runner-Up Douglas Cats will compete and be placed on opposite sides of the bracket.

The 8-team bracket has the State Champs from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Utah, the Wyoming State Runner-Up and the host team.

If the host team is the State Champ, then the runner-up is invited, and will take the place of the State Champ in the bracket.

All start times are Mountain Daylight Saving Time.

Friday, August 5:

North Medford, OR 7 Douglas Cats 1

Anchorage, AK Service Post 28 11 Grantsville, UT 10 12 innings

Hamilton, MT Bitterroot 4 Wood River, ID 2

Laurel, MT 14 Cheyenne Hawks 4

Saturday, August 6:

Wood River, ID 8 Douglas Cats 0 - Douglas Eliminated.

Grantsville, UT 9 Cheyenne Hawks 8 - Cheyenne Eliminated.

Hamilton, MT Bitterroot 8 North Medford, OR 2

Laurel, MT 10 Anchorage, AK Service Post 28 0

Sunday, August 7:

Grantsville, UT 8 North Medford, OR 3 - North Medford Eliminated.

Wood River, ID 10 Anchorage, AK Service Post 28 4 - Anchorage Eliminated.

Hamilton, MT Bitterroot 13 Laurel, MT 4 - Bitterroot is in the championship game.

Monday, August 8:

Laurel, MT 14 Wood River, ID 8 - Wood River Eliminated. Laurel is in the championship game.

Hamilton, MT Bitterroot 10 Granstville, UT 5 - Grantsville Eliminated.

Tuesday, August 9:

Hamilton, MT Bitterroot 13 Laurel, MT 3 - Championship.