Season preview: baseball looks to go deep into postseason

    Early playoff exits are a sports team’s worst nightmare. Palo Alto High School athletics in particular have experienced this in the past few years; from the boys’ basketball team losing in the first round of the Central Coast Section playoffs two years in a row, to the girls’ soccer team being eliminated in the first round of CCS after going undefeated during the regular season. The varsity baseball team (3-2, 0-0) has experienced heartbreak in the early rounds of CCS during the past three seasons after being the top-seed in the Open division after the regular season, and is determined to break the “first seed curse” during the 2017 season.