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Plano East baseball honors servicemen & first responders
By David Alvey
Mar 17, 2017
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PESH Junior Varsity Head Coach Michael Martinez, Assistant Varsity Coach Scott Castleman, Plano Police Chief Gregory Rushin, Murphy Police Chief Arthur "Trey" Cotton, Murphy Fire Chief Del Albright, Head Coach Jordan Byrd, and Assistant Junior Varsity Coach John Lubow


Plano East Senior High School opened district play against Wylie High School Tuesday, March 14, at home with a special night to honor service men and women and first responders.

Plano Police Chief Gregory Rushin, Murphy Police Chief Arthur "Trey" Cotton, and Murphy Fire Chief Del Albright threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.



Murphy Police Chief Cotton, Murphy Fire Chief Albright and Plano Police Chief Rushin prepare to throw out the first pitch


Murphy Police Chief Cotton, Murphy Fire Chief Albright and Plano Police Chief Rushin throw out the first pitch


Plano East first baseman Andrew Mills hit his sixth homerun of the season (a grand slam) against Highland Park High School Saturday, March 11. As of Tuesday, Mills was tied for first place in the nation with two other players with six homeruns to date. Mills hit a long sacrifice fly to deep left-center field to score a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Panthers came up one run short as they fell to Wylie 3 - 4.

First responders, servicemen and veterans were recognized before the game.


The Plano East ROTC Color Guard presented the Colors for the national anthem.




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 www.planoeastbaseball.com

Plano East senior Tyler Burke was the starting pitcher








Coach Jordan Byrd talks to Andrew Mills before he bats.






Plano East senior Nathan Beam fields a bunt and throw the runner out at first base.












Plano East senior Nathan Owles scores a run in the bottom of the seventh inning.