Firecracker Baseball Showcase Tournaments: Directors

 

Executive Director: Mark Cooke

Phone: (401) 595-0233

Email: redsox3178@cox.net

 

Graduated from Bishop Feehan in 1997 on a team that went 20-2 his senior year and won the EAC Conference. Mark was a pitcher during that time, and continued on at Salve Regina University playing 4 years and during his senior year won the Conference Championship and competed in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

After playing, he went into coaching at different levels, through the Pawtucket RBI Program, bringing his teams to the World Championships in 2001, 2002 and 2004. Mark has also been affiliated with American Legion baseball in Cumberland, RI and High School baseball at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI and at Bishop Feehan HS in Attleboro, MA.

He was named the Head Coach of the Coastal team for the prestigious Bay State Games in Massachusetts in 2014. He has coached over 45 players that have moved onto the collegiate level and 4 players that have played professionally in his 13 years of coaching.

Also during his time at the Boys & Girls Club in Pawtucket, he helped run various baseball tournaments with Pawtucket RBI and MLB through the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program, along with various basketball tournaments, including their annual March Madness tournamrnt that included over 80 teams annually.

 

Director of Operations: Dennis Labossiere

Phone: +1 (401) 465-6593

Email: dennislabossiere@ymail.com

 

Dennis starting playing baseball in 1996 at 5 years old.

In 2009, he graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, RI. He played 2 years of high school baseball where he was a relief pitcher for the Lincoln Lions. He also started the Senior Night game.

Dennis went on to play 2.5 years of college baseball at Utica College in Utica, NY before an arm/shoulder injury plagued him. As a freshman at Utica College, Dennis lead the team in strikeouts, groundball outs, and innings pitched. During the offseasons, Dennis spent his time training and coaching young players during Mark's summer camps at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, MA. 

Dennis played in the Innagrual Firecracker Tournament as well as the second and third. From the fourth to the fifth, Dennis worked the tournament as an assistant to the site supervisors. During the sixth tournament, Dennis was a Site Supervisor at Seekonk High School before moving his way up to Co-Director.

On top of his duties as Co-Director, he is also the Webmaster and Sponsorship Coordinator.