ANAHEIM — Playing a high school baseball game under the lights is rare.
But that was the situation for Estancia Wednesday night and it shined in the unlikeliest of places.
The Eagles traveled to Anaheim and accomplished something they had not done in 19 years. The postseason drought is over for Estancia after it prevailed, 5-3, in a CIF Southern Section Division IV wild-card game at La Palma Park.
The last time the Eagles won in the playoffs, their current players were not even born. It took a new generation for Estancia to come out on top in the postseason.
The spotlight belongs to the players and coaching staff. Coach Matt Sorensen wore the biggest smile after leading the Eagles to the playoffs for the second straight season.
This is his first four-year class, and in the last two years, Estancia claimed an Orange Coast League title last season and now a playoff game.