COACHES

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

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.

Rich Dumas

Baseball Pitching, Hitting

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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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Coach Dom is a former Major League Soccer player (MLS) who was a 2nd round draft pick with FC Dallas. He also played with the New York Red Bulls, Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo during his professional career.
Coach Dom’s consistent success during his tenure in MLS led him to be invited to play with the Ghanaian National Team in 2012.
He currently serves as an assistant coach at Williams College.

Dominic Oduro
Soccer

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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. 

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