Excitement grows on Culver Road as East wins third straight. Bishop Kearney is next.

Excitement grows on Culver Road as East wins third straight. Bishop Kearney is next.

Darwin (right) playing catch with his son. Darwin’s nephew plays for East. 4/3/17

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Democrat and Chronicle, 4/4/17

This spring, watching East baseball is becoming the happening thing.

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John Segarra pitched 5 scoreless, no-hit inning with 11 strikeouts. Also went 2 -4 with an RBI

Last week, scores of fans braved the light hail to watch East beat the School of the Arts.  Today, many more came to watch East play Edison.  The Eagles gave up their first hits of the year, but handily won their third straight RCAC game 13 – 3.

As seen in Following a historic season, East baseball opens with back-to-back no hitters., last year the Eagles made it all the way to the sectional finals.

A game at East is the gathering of a whole community:  students, teachers, alumni, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  Last year many of the same people made the trek to Dwyer Stadium in Batavia for those sectional finals.  And this year, the sky is the limit for poised and polished Eagles who feel they can compete with anyone: city or suburb or the team in Flushing, NY they will play on their spring break road trip.

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With East fans in the bleachers. [Photo: grandfather of an East player]

It’s a long season and the team will face tough competition, especially tomorrow against Bishop Kearney.  But, win or lose, the excitement grows on Culver Road.


Grandfather of an East player


East Big Picture Principal Deon Rodgers

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In the pressbox. Mike Perkins (sitting) and Maurice Rice (standing). They say the tricky part of scorekeeping is reading the umpire’s balls and strikes calls.

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First baseman Matos Lemuel was 2-2 with 4 RBI and nifty catch of an infield soft liner.

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Jose Alicea ’14, brother of East pitcher Joel Alicea (left) with modified baseball coach Beauchamp

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The ladies of East


Coach Crandall giving signs off third base


(left) Selina Ferrer and (right) Grace Davila with Xavian Duran

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post game huddle


Following a historic season, East baseball opens with back-to-back no hitters.

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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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