SANTA ROSA — While the Santa Rosa Warriors did take down the Santa Gertrudis Academy (Kingsville) Lions in last year’s bi-district series, their inexperience showed and eventually led to a loss in the area round.
This year, as they prepare to face those same Lions to open the postseason this Friday and Saturday, that nervous bunch is now a playoff-tested group.
“It’s definitely different this year,” junior catcher Francisco “Chicago” Figueroa said. “Last year, nobody but our senior AJ Mendiola and then-junior Manny Sanchez had playoff experience. We were nervous, but after going as far as we did last year, we’re pretty confident.”
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