CHEYENNE – Regis Jesuit had a three-run seventh inning to take an 11-9 back-and-forth victory over Cheyenne American Legion Post 6 in the championship of the NOCO Invitational.

Cheyenne led 3-1 after four innings before the Raiders pulled ahead 6-3 thanks to a five-run fifth.

Regis added two more in the sixth for an 8-3 lead. The Sixers (26-10) rallied with a six-run sixth to lead 9-8 heading into the final frame.

Colter McAnelly and Zack Costopoulos both had two hits. Costopoulos drove in two runs, while McAnelly added an RBI.

Nico Vite’s lone hit was a tripe. He also drew three walks. Jackson Hesford’s only hit was a double.

Post 6 advanced to the final with an 11-6 win over the Northern Colorado Roughnecks.

Vite, McAnelly and Dominic Lopez all had two hits. Vite’s hits included a double, while Lopez and McAnelly both had doubles. Hesford’s only hit of the day was a two-run single, he also drove home a run when he was hit by a pitch.

Kelden Hastings’s only hit was a two-run triple.

McAnelly picked up the win on the mound, striking out six hitters across 4 2/3 innings. Bradley Feezer fanned two in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

Cheyenne hosts its annual Firecracker tournament starting Thursday. Post 6 faces the Greeley (Colorado) GoJo’s at 4:30 p.m., and reigning American Legion national champion Idaho Falls, Idaho, at 7 p.m.

REGIS 11, CHEYENNE 9

Regis…… 010  052  3  –  11  11  1

Cheyenne…… 111  006  0  –  9  8  2

Regis pitching: Young, Stoughton (4), Peltser (6), Blue (6), Wacshman (7) and Dembecj. Cheyenne pitching: Oswald, Bohlmann (5), Lobmeyer (6), Redman (7) and Lobmeyer and Anderson (6).

W: Wacshman. L: Redman (0-1).

2B: Regis 4 (O’Connor 2, McHough, Doubet); Cheyenne 1 (Hesford). 3B: Cheyenne 1 (Vite). HR: Regis 1 (Doubet).

CHEYENNE 11, NORTHERN COLO. 6

Northern Colorado…… 040  101  0  –  6  10  3

Cheyenne…… 023  312  X  –  11  12  1

Northern Colorado pitching: McLaughlin, Kenner (3), Leconte (4) and Petofrezzo. Cheyenne pitching: McAnelly, Feezer (5) and Anderson.

W: McAnelly (4-1). L: McLaughlin.

2B: Northern Colorado 1 (Nowells); Cheyenne 2 (Lopez, McAnelly). 3B: Northern Colorado 2 (Keener, Nowells); Cheyenne 2 (Hastings, Vite).

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