THE TEAM

Mike Massery, Owner/Head Coach

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 coached American Legion baseball in Pittsfield for 3 years. Mike was the winner of the MVP award in the Berkshire Baseball Amateur League in 2011.  He has been coaching baseball and softball at the Infield  for over four years. Mike was the baseball director at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox, MA for the summer of 2012. Mike was the head coach of the 2013 Montessori School of the Berkshires (Lenox, MA) baseball camp. He was the head coach of the All-Around sports baseball camp in 2014.  In 2015, Mike was the head coach for the Boys and Girls Club Sports camp, Elite baseball camp in Dalton MA, and Lenox Baseball Camp. In Spring 2016 Mike was head coach of April school vacation camp in Pittsfield.  In the summer of 2016, Mike again 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.

Dustin Vale-Cruz, Catching, Hitting, softball pitching Coach

Dustin is originally from Rhode Island.  He has had an enduring love for playing the game of baseball.  Dustin played high school baseball at Bishop Hendricken in Warwick RI.  He went on to pursue other sport interests at the University of Rhode Island.  Dustin resumed his baseball playing in men’s amateur leagues while in graduate school at the University of Florida.  He has played in amateur leagues in Florida, Albany, NY, and in the Berkshires over the past 15 years.  He was awarded the All-League Catcher award for the Capital District Men’s League in 2009 and consistently among the league leaders in several hitting categories.  Dustin is primarily a catcher, with experience at all positions.  Most recently, Dustin has helped coach his daughter’s local and travel softball teams. Dustin has been involved in coaching youth sports for a total of 15 years and coaching youth softball in pittsfield for 4 years.

Joe Bateman, Pitching and Hitting Coach

Joe is a native of Pittsfield, Ma.  He has had a life long career and passion for the game of baseball.  He played at Pittsfield High School and moved on to play locally at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where he also graduated with a degree in English/ Communications.  Joe is a hard working, skilled and talented athlete and proved that to become drafted into Professional Baseball out of college.  Joe played 12 years in the Minor leagues with the Brewers, Giants, Rays, and Athletics.  Joe is now living in Pittsfield and is an instructor/ coach.  Combined with his academics and career in the business of baseball, Joe relates well and mentally and physically motivates his students to become better atheletes.  

Joe is currently pitching for the Bridgeport  Bluefish in the Atlantic Independent professional baseball league, out of Bridgeport CT. 

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