Smooth fielding, clutch hitting, shortstop for Barberton Youth Leagues. He played for the Magic High AII- Diamond League and hit .368, .387 in '75-'76. While at the University of Akron, Mark was Co-Captain in '80-'81 and was selected All MVC All-Tournament in '81. Made unassisted defensive double play from shortstop while at Western Kentucky. A runner at 1st was stealing, batter popped bunt past pitcher near 2nd base, Mark caught the ball, faked throw to 1st, and then tagged 1st for a double play. Mark and Jim Fields raised funds to sponsor Barberton "AA" Team. Mark was selected to 3 All Star Teams.