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COACHES

Mike Massery Owner/Head Coach

Mike is a seasoned baseball and softball coach and trainer. He has been providing private lessons, group practices, and coaching teams since 2009. He prides himself in customizing coaching sessions across the spectrum of individual needs, ages, and abilities. He brings a balance of humor and focus to each session. He teaches mechanics, fundamentals of the game, and mindset preparation. 

Mike is a 2004 graduate of Taconic High School where he was a 3 year varsity baseball player.  Mike went on to become a 4 year varsity player at American International College in Springfield, MA and graduating with a degree in Business Management in 2009.  In 2008, Mike played with the Pittsfield Dukes in the New England Collegiate Summer Baseball League. After college, Mike was the Assistant Coach for American Legion baseball in Pittsfield from 2009-2011. Mike was the winner of the MVP award in the Berkshire Baseball Amateur League in 2011 and managed that team for 8 years.  Mike has been the head coach of many camps around the Berkshires including the baseball director at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox, MA for the summer of 2012 and head coach for the Boys and Girls Club Sports camp.  In the summer of 2016, Mike was head coach of the Lenox baseball camp as well as managed the Berkshire All-Star U10 Cal Ripken baseball team. The All-Stars went on to became the District Champs, state semi-finalists and Berkshire County Jimmy Fund tournament Champs. In addition, Mike is the director of the Pittsfield American Legion Teams as of 2023.

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Rich Dumas

Baseball Pitching, Hitting

Coach Dumas has over 30 years experience playing baseball, and 10+ years coaching athletes. Coach Dumas as been an assistant coach and trainer at The Infield since 2017 working with youth athletes on pitching and hitting fundamentals.  Coach Dumas graduated from Winthrop high school after playing 4 years of varsity baseball, as both a position player and pitcher. After high school, coach Dumas spent 4 years playing baseball at MCLA, where he graduated with his degree in business. Coach Dumas has played in semi-pro leagues after college and continues playing for the love of the game. Since relocating to western mass coach Dumas has been the pitching/ assistant varsity coach at Pittsfield High school, and player development and positional coach at MCLA. Coach Dumas is passionate about teaching fundamentals and preparing players physically and mentally. Dumas as recently taken over responsibilities of team coach and Manager for Berkshire Baseball Academy Amateur Baseball team” .

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Dusty Burdette has been involved with baseball for over 23 years as a player/coach.  He played baseball at Pittsfield high school.  He was captain of the 2004 pittsfield high team that were division 1 state runners up.  He was the 2004 division 1 western Massachusetts MVP.  He played his college baseball at Fitchburg State as a starting Pitcher.  

 

His coaching career began as an Assistant JV coach for Pittsfield High back in 2009.  Since then he as coached at Grossmont high School in San Diego, CA.  He was the assistant varsity coach for Taconic High school Softball.  He coached the Primo Travel Baseball team in 2019.  Currently he has been a head coach in Pittsfield Babe Ruth since 2019.  He currently manages the Pittsfield Babe Ruth 15 year old all star team.  

He has been doing private pitching and hitting lessons since 2020. 

Dusty Burdette

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