Our Baseball Coaches Why We Are Successful?
Team Mizuno Northeast prides itself on providing committed players with the best baseball development around. That promise is facilitated by some of the best baseball coaches and instructors around. Head coaches of Mizuno Northeast must have at least college playing experience along with interpersonal skills to relate to players and their families. In addition, Mizuno Northeast feels it’s important to remove players from a biased situation that could effect their overall development. Therefore, parent coaching is not allowed for all age groups. Practices are run by professional coaches with college or professional playing experience. TMNE coaches focus on consistency, repetition, work-ethic, positive attitude, discipline, structure; which develops a better baseball player and teammate.
Nate is a graduate of Assumption College (’04) with a degree in Business Management. He is also a graduate of Shrewsbury High School (’99) where he excelled as a two sport athlete in both baseball and hockey. With over 20 years coaching experience, Coach Sorensen has won several national championships and placed hundreds of his players in College Programs. Nate is the owner of Team Mizuno Northeast Runbirds and Roadrunners along with the Shrewsbury Club.
Kevin was a two year starting catcher at Lawrence Academy. Kevin was part of the 2011 undefeated Spartans where he led the team in average and received the Co-MVP with Tyler Beede (San Francisco Giant RHP). Kevin played for the Worcester Heat from 2002-2004, also played for TCB, NEB, and the Frozen Ropes. Kevin Graduated from Lawrence Academy in 2012 and went on to play baseball on scholarship at American International College. Kevin has also been working with Len Solesky for over 10 years and continues to learn from him to this day. Kevin joins the successful staff of baseball coaches who have made Hit Quarters their home for teaching baseball to the youth.
A three year starter for the Nipmuc Regional High School and DVC player of the year in his Senior year. Kelley Rooney was awarded to the first team All-Conference two years in a row. He lead the team in average, OBP, total bases and steals. After graduating from Nipmuc in 2011 he walked on to the Umass Lowell Baseball Team his freshmen year. There, he started two years as a second basemen under Ken Harring at Umass Lowell. His senior year he was the leader in on base percentage along with fielding percentage. Kelly has also played Summer ball in the FCBL (Future Collegiate Baseball League) for the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide where he started as a Shortstop/Second Baseman.
Adam “AJ” Zarozny
AJ was a three year starter for St. John’s High School and a Pioneer award winner his senior year. He was in the top ten in batting average his junior and senior year. After graduating from St. John’s he attended Avon Old Farms School for a post graduate year. At Avon he received the Most Valuable Player award. AJ moved his baseball career to Bryant University on scholarship where he started for four years as the left fielder. His freshmen year he was named a Louisville Slugger All American and NEC Rookie of the Year. His senior yer he was awarded Tony Gwynn Classic All-Tournament Team, All NEC Second Team, NEC Tournament Team and Second Team All-New England.
AJ graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Marketing and a double minor in Communications and Sociology. AJ was a top 10 prospect by the New England Baseball Journal his junior year of college. For three Summer he played baseball in the Valley League in Virginia for the Aldie Senators. His sophomore Summer he played for the Newport Gulls in the NECBL, followed by the Plymouth Pilgrims who were also in the NECBL. AJ Zarozny is a three year player for the Worcester Heat and also played for the New England Ruffnecks and NEB.