Through hard work and consistent playing time, the Savannah first basemen persevered through a…
Pena Wraps Year One
"I struggled a little bit in the second half. I thought I was worried a lot about my game, but with my age and my maturity I handled myself alright. I know how to handle myself when I wasn't hitting. I would turn to my defense when I wasn't hitting, and when I was hitting I made sure to keep my defense strong. I tried to do my best offensively, and help this team win," explained Francisco Pena. That was the autobiographical summary offered by the young catcher when reflecting on the season that past. At his age, the 103 games played far exceeded his own expectations. However, being able to maintain a spot on the Sand Gnats for the entire season may be even more surprising. "Going into the season, I really didn't think I'd play that much. I thought if I got to 80 games, that'd be really above my goal. But, to get into over 100 games, the opportunity...
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