A local product, Perakslis was a stud high school pitcher for Abington and has adjusted well to the college game at UMaine.
As a sophomore this past spring, he began the season splitting time as a starter and reliever. In 12 appearances (seven starts), he posted a 4.94 ERA and 2-4 record in 43.1 innings of work. He struck out 35 against 32 walks and 43 hits.
In his freshman campaign for the Black Bears last year, his numbers were similar. He finished 4-4 on the season with a 6.33 ERA and made 13 appearances (nine starts). He finished with 35 strikeouts and his season was highlighted by an 11-strikeout performance against Georgetown and a save over North Carolina, who was ranked 11th in the nation at the time.
Like fellow Gatemen teammate and pitcher Joseph Flynn, Perakslis did not travel far from Massachusetts after high school and kept his talent in New England for college.
At Abington High School, where his father, Steve, coached him and his team to a Division 3 State Championship, Perakslis was the standout, going 13-0 with four saves, a 0.25 ERA and 95 strikeouts. At the plate, he hit .523 with five homers and 33 RBI. He was twice chosen South Shore League MVP, leading Abington to three league championships.