Plano East baseball alum and 1990 graduate Erik Dickison throws out the first pitch at the 2016 Alumni Game.
Former players & family members invited to Plano East Baseball Alumni Homecoming game Friday March 31
Head Coach Jordan Byrd and the Plano East Baseball Booster Club invites all former Plano East Baseball players to the East Baseball Alumni Homecoming 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, before the Panther Varsity baseball team against McKinney Boyd High School. Each baseball alumni in attendance will receive recognition in the pre-game ceremony, a complimentary meal ticket for the concession stand, and a raffle ticket to draw for the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Players can pick up a vintage PESH jersey to wear for the evening or they’re encouraged to wear their original jersey of they still have it.
“We want to honor PESH baseball alums with a trip down memory lane and recognition on the field before the game,” said Barry Burke, Plano East Baseball Booster Club president. “If the player hasn't been to Plano East in a while, they’ll notice some big changes in the baseball facilities. Over the past several years, the Plano East Baseball Booster Club has funded windscreens for the field and batting cages; an automatic pitching and fielding system; a new electronic scoreboard; an artificial turf field; and dugout, locker room and bullpen improvements. PESH baseball families are welcome to join us even if their former player can’t make it back.”
Alumni baseball players are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list of Plano East Baseball Alumni even if they can’t attend.
Other upcoming special nights include the April 4 Teacher Appreciation Night; April 5 Plano East Panther Pride Open House; April 11 Middle School Night; April 18 Elementary School Night and the April 28 Senior Celebration.
Rusty Franklin Field is located on the north side of the Plano East Senior High School campus at 3000 Los Rios Boulevard in Plano. The Plano East Baseball program is under the direction of head coach Jordan Byrd, assistant varsity coach Scott Castleman, junior varsity head coach Michael Martinez, and assistant junior varsity coach John Lubow. For more information, go to planoeastbaseball.com or follow Plano East Panther Baseball on FaceBook.