Play Fastpitch Softball with Extra Innings. Our Fastpitch Teams are looking for players for the 2024-2025 season.
Extra Innings Fastpitch Players will receive:
Two stints at Saugus High School totaling 9 years. Assistant varsity coach as well as Head Coach at all 3 levels. Most recently Head Coach of Saugus High School varsity team in 2012 & 2013 earning bids to the state tournament both years. Head coach for Saugus American Legion Post 210 for 3 years, and 2 years for the Saugus Braves of the NSMBL. Last 10 years been involved with Danvers Girls Softball as a coach and member of the board of directors. Has coached at all levels of Danvers Girls Softball including summer and fall travel teams.
Mark is the current Varsity Softball Coach at Danvers High School. Prior to that he spent 23 years as Head Softball Coach at Endicott College with an overall record of 620-275-12 (.690), and a conference record of 362-60-2 (.856). Mark ranked 23rd in winning percentage among active NCAA Division III coaches and 32nd all-time through 2015-16 season. He ranked 19th in wins among active NCAA Division III coaches and 28th all-time through 2015-16 season. Mark has ten NCAA Division III Tournament appearances ('03-'11, '14), two NCAA Division III Regional Finals appearances ('08, '14), one ECAC Division III New England Championship ('12), and thirteen Conference Championships (NEWAC '95, GNAC '98-'99, CCC '03-'11, '14). Mark is a four-time Commonwealth Coast Conference Coach of the Year ('99, '02, '08, '14).
Toni Shickolvich - Pitching Coach
Toni was a varsity softball pitcher for Whippany Park High School where she held a record of 80-1 including 60 shutouts, 23 no-hitters, 10 perfect games, and 728 strikeouts compared to 56 walks. She played for Yale University where she helped lead her team to an Ivy League Championship and New Haven City Series Championship. In 1995 and 1996 she was selected by her teammates to be the recipient of the Barbara E. Chou Leadership award. Her accomplishments include being inducted into the New Jersey State Interscholastic Association High School Hall of Fame, the National-Italian American Hall of Fame, and the Hanover Park Regional High School District Athletic Hall of Fame. While at Yale, Toni was named an Academic All-American and GTE CoSida District Academic All-American. Toni believes pitching is a journey, a marathon and not a sprint. Coach Toni is excited to work with pitchers to help them realize their dreams inside the pitching circle and out, and to tap into their unlimited potential.
Dan Letarte brings his successful track record of coaching and the recruiting process to Extra Innings. Dan is the current St. John’s Prep Varsity Baseball Coach where he has coached since 2013 (155-52). He is 2nd all-time in wins and was inducted to St. John Prep Hall of Fame in 2003. Dan is the all-time wins leader in Super 8 baseball history and was the coach of the only team to make all six Super 8 selections in Massachusetts baseball history.
Dan has helped in the recruiting process of over 20 college girls playing college softball in the last five years. He also has placed over 80 players into college baseball and was the coach of Mike Yastrzemski (San Francisco Giants) and Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Bucks). He is also a recipient of the Robert Pierce IAABO Award Winner for Sportsmanship given out by officials.
Dan graduated from Salem State with a degree in Business Administration in 1991 and Education 1995. He received his Master’s Degree in Education from University of Arkansas 2023 and he has been a faculty member in physical education at St. John’s Prep for 26 years. We look forward to Dan being part of our team!