Mike Larsen – Pitching, Hitting, and Fielding Instructor
This Hull, Ma. native was a four year starter on the Hull High School Varsity Baseball Team. Michael was a two time winner of the team Sportsmanship Award for outstanding leadership in his Junior and Senior year. After graduating from Hull High School, Michael went on to play at Southern Vermont College as a pitcher and infielder. He appeared in many game throughout his career. Since Graduating from SVC in 2013, Michael has been the assistant to Michael O’Donnell with the Hull High Varsity Program and a number of Hull youth team. Michael brings youth, passion, knowledge and energy to our program.
Joe Commesso - Hitting, Fielding, Pitching
Joe was an South Coast Conference All-Star at Bourne High School. He played four years of college baseball, two at Massasoit Community College and two at Eastern Nazarene College. He also excelled playing in both the Cranberry League and the Boston Park League. As a freshman at Massasoit, he hit .352 and saw most of his time at first base and third base. His career .333 batting average in the playoffs through his seasons with Massasoit speak for itself. He transferred to Eastern Nazarene College his junior year where he led all third basemen in the Commonwealth Coast Conference in fielding percentage. He has been with Atlantic Baseball Club since 2014. His ability to teach children and make them all around better baseball players is essential.
Matthew Henriksen - Hitting and Fielding Instructor
This Hingham, MA native joins us for the 2014 -2015 training season. Through out his college and pro career, Matt has been working with young athletes at clinics and camps. Matt attended and played baseball at Tusculum College a Division II school in Greeneville, TN for 4 years. He graduated in 2013. His college accomplishments :
Started at DII Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN for four year as an infielder. In 2012 led the Pioneers to the South Atlantic Conference Championship with a school record 48-10 and an appearance in the NCAA Regional Championships. Won the 2012 South Atlantic Tournament Most Valuable Player
In 2013, led the team with 13 home runs, which was second in the conference and tied for fifth in Division II. The 13 home runs were the most by any second baseman in the NCAA
Had a .622 slugging percentage for 2013 was also fourth in the conference and 42nd in NCAA II. Finished collegiate career in the top 5 of eight offensive and defensive all-time statistical categories.
Pro Experience: 1 season (Alpine Cowboys) Signed with Alpine Cowboys of the Independent Pecos League. Led the team with 19 doubles which was tied for 4th in the league. Led the Cowboys to a franchise best 51-24 record and an appearance in the league championship as their every day third baseman.
Stephen Perakslis - Pitching Instructor
Stephen Perakslis is from Abington and is son of the legendary Abington High School baseball coach, Steve Perakslis. A 4 year starter in high school, Steve led the 2010 Abington High School baseball team to the MIAA0 with a 0.25 ERA as a starting pitcher and won numerous awards for doing so. Attended University of Maine on a full baseball scholarship,played in the Cape Cod League until being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2012. Steve just completed his first full season with the Cubs and played in Kane County Illinois. He worked out of the bullpen particularly in the 8th and 9th inning as the closer. Steve finished the 2014 year with a 1-3 record, 7 saves, 44 strikeouts in 58.1 innings of work posting a 2.93 ERA. In 2015, pitched for the Cubs Double AA club and was on the fast track to "The Show" until a blood clout shut his incredible season down. Steve will return to Double AA ball this spring with the hope his 96 MPH fastball carries him to the MLB Cubs.
Steve has been around the game his whole life and wants to pass around what he learned to younger ball players. He has been doing clinics and camps with his dad and in college since in high school. Steve is a great addition to the Atlantic Baseball Club instructional staff.
Joe Coyne - Catching/Hitting Instructor Joe Coyne is a Duxbury, Mass native and played 4 years as a starter at Duxbury High School. He was recruited heavily for several college baseball programs and committed to Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Joe was a four year starter only missing one collegiate game earning:
- ABCA/Rawlings All-New England: Second Team (2015)
- D3Baseball.com All-New England: Second Team (2015)
- NEIBA All-New England: Second Team (2015)
- D3Baseball.com All-New England: Third Team (2014)
- NEIBA All-New England: Third Team (2014)
- GNAC Player of the Year: 2015
- All-Conference: 1st Team (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
After graduating from St.Joe's, he played professionally for the Old Orchard Beach Surge (North Country Baseball League), where he hit .366 (48-131) and was named to the All Star Team. He then was a September call up to the Joplin Blasters of the American Association Professional League. Joe now joins our staff as a catching and hitting instructor. Joseph is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.