Plano East Varsity 2021 Seniors: Jack Lubow, Jake Jennings, Nick Cantu, Nathan Alvey, Patrick Wheelis, Colton Shaw, Zach Esquivel, Connor Stack, Ben Baker-Livingston, Caleb Garcia, Isaac Prado, Apollo Cassimatis, Austin Stanton. Not pictured: Evan McClendon.
Former baseball players and family members invited to PESH Alumni Homecoming game
Plano East Baseball Head Coach Jordan Byrd and the Booster Club will host all former Plano East Baseball players to the Alumni Homecoming celebration on Friday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. The Plano East Varsity team will take the field against Lewisville High School at 7:30 p.m.
All former players in attendance will be recognized in the pre-game ceremony, enjoy a complimentary meal from the Booster Club, and a raffle ticket to draw for the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Players are encouraged to wear their original jersey and/or ballcap.
Following COVID protocols, tickets to the game should be purchased online through the website at www.pisd.edu/Page/23044.
- Ticket sales will open up to the general public on Monday at 8 a.m. for all games for the current week
- Ticket prices: Adults $5, Students $3
- No cash transactions will be available
- A maximum of ?4 tickets? can be purchased per transaction
- If available, tickets can be purchased on a mobile device by using the QR code at the gate
- Currently all spectators ?must? wear a face covering and be able to answer “NO” to the COVID screening questions in order to enter
- Spectators will be expected to maintain social distancing between other groups or individuals.
The Plano East Baseball District play begins Wednesday, March 17 with a Varsity home game against Hebron at 7:30 p.m. at Plano East. This game is “Cancer Awareness Night” and will include a special tribute to those who are fighting cancer and those who lost their battle to cancer.
Other special recognition nights at Plano East for the 2021 season include: Teacher Appreciation Night Tuesday, March 30; Administrators Appreciation Night Tuesday, April 6; Feeder School Night Friday, April 16 with a special appearance by Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere; Service Men & Women Night Tuesday, April 20; and Senior Recognition Night Friday, April 30.
The Plano East Baseball program is under the direction of Head Coach Jordan Byrd; Assistant Varsity Coach Michael Martinez; Assistant Varsity Coach Shawn Redd; Assistant Varsity Coach John Lubow; JV1 Head Coach Ryan Mutsch; JV1 Assistant Coach Bo Slaton; JV2 Head Coach Greg Gleinser, and JV2 Assistant Coaches Ryan Henderson, Jason Leffler and Jonathan Gill.
Rusty Franklin Field is located on the north side of the Plano East Senior High School campus at 3000 Los Rios Boulevard in Plano. Russell “Rusty” Franklin was an assistant principal and baseball coach at Plano East. He came to Plano in 1984 as an assistant coach in baseball and football. He took over as the Panthers head baseball coach in 1989, leading it for seven years with a playoff appearance in 1993. Franklin died in 2014.
Schedules, rosters and more information are online at planoeastbaseball.com. Fans are encouraged to follow Plano East Baseball on Facebook and Twitter.