Baseball - Varsity Boys
2018 Season Preview:
Thayer Academy began their preparation for the 2018 season with a successful trip to Port St. Lucie, Florida. The week of games and practices were invaluable to the team’s preparation heading into ISL play. Led by captains Cole Roland, and Riley Teevens the Tigers look to maintain the program’s rich baseball tradition by capturing a third consecutive winning season and competing for an ISL championship. Since 1977 the program has captured 8 ISL Championships (1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1991, 2003, 2008, 2009) and 34 winning seasons. Third year Head Coach Rick Foresteire, Assistants Jim Pierce, Mike Landry, Jordan Wylie and Terrence Butt have been impressed by the team’s overall commitment to play an exciting brand of baseball.
2017 Record: Overall: 14-7 & ISL: 11-4
2016 Record: Overall 13-8 & ISL 9-6
Former Players Currently Playing at the Collegiate Level;
Robert Carmody; Hartford & Kyle Peterson; Northeastern. Nick Falkson; Brandeis, Christopher DeGiacomo; John Hopkins, Joe DiVico; St. Joseph’s (ME), Ryan Murray; Stonehill, Devon King; UMass-Dartmouth. Pat Carbone Colby, Declan Donahue: Saint Michael's College
Former & Current Professional Players: .Anthony Melchionda: St. Louis Cardinals & Kyle McKenzie:; Tampa Bay Rays.
Nick Falkson named NESCAC Player of the Year:
Cole Roland Going to Dartmouth College
Riley Teevens going to Babson College
Will Linell going to St. Lawrence University
Cole Roland (Senior, Duxbury) started on the mound for the Tigers pitching 6 dominant innings while striking out thirteen, walking one, and allowing only one hit. The Dartmouth Commit set the tone for the game by striking out the side in the top of the 1st inning. Roland also contributed offensively as he smacked 2-run, 2-out triple in the bottom if the 5th inning.
Thayer received contributions up and down the lineup offensively as five different players knocked in runs. Jaden Mullen (Junior, Stoughton) started the scoring in the 2nd inning when he belted a 2-out single to right field. Jackson Mansi (Senior, Scituate) drove a 2-run double in the 5th inning to give the Tigers some separation in the game. Junior catcher, Danny Cooke (Junior, Westwood), went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored while playing a stellar defensive game behind the plate.
Thayer’s record improves to 2-0 after the 9-0 win over Cushing Academy.
Thayer jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning as they received RBI singles from Junior 3rd baseman Connor Davidson and Sophomore 1st baseman Jack Thorbahn. The offense scored two more runs in the 5th inning to tie the game as Davidson and Thorbahn both had their second RBI singles of the game. Sophomore Jack Schneider (Sophomore) went 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored and a stolen base.
Scheider also earned the win in the game as he came on relief late in the game, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) and striking out 3 in two innings of work.
Thayer wins on a walkoff single from Junior 3rd baseman Connor Davidson. Davidson went 3-for-4 in the game with a walk, stolen base, run scored, and RBI. Senior shortstop Max Storch was on four times as he walked 3 times and singled while stealing two bases and scoring a run in the game.
On the mound, Harry MacKinley (Junior, Norwell) won his first career ISL game as he came in relief to throw 5.1 innings. MacKinley gave up 2 runs in his outing while striking out 8 walking only 3.
|22||Cole Roland (captain)||P/OF||2018||Duxbury, MA|
|8||Riley Teevens (captain)||P/3rd||2018||Milton, MA|
|3||Alexander Bodio||2nd||2018||Ashland, MA|
|20||Edward Connolly||P||2019||Braintree, MA|
|21||Daniel Cooke||C||2019||Westwood, MA|
|14||Cheyne Daniels||SS/2nd||2020||Marshfield, MA|
|4||Connor Davidson||3rd/P||2019||North Easton, MA|
|26||William Goldthwaite||C/P||2019||Braintree, MA|
|2||Timothy Kemp||OF/P||2019||South Easton, MA|
|24||John Linell||P||2018||Dedham, MA|
|15||Harrison MacKinlay||P||2019||Norwell, MA|
|6||Jackson Mansi||OF||2018||Scituate, MA|
|19||Michael McDonough||C/DH||2018||Dorchester, MA|
|25||Mark E. Monahan||P/1st||Quincy, MA|
|18||Kevin Moriarty||OF/P||2020||Plymouth, MA|
|12||Jaden Mullen||2nd/SS||2019||Stoughton, MA|
|10||Colin Plante||OF||2020||Stoughton, MA|
|5||Christian Schneider||OF/SS||2020||Braintree, MA|
|9||Maximilian Storch||UTL/P||2018||Quincy, MA|
|23||John Thorbahn||P/1st||2020||Duxbury, MA|
Richard ForesteireHead Coach
Rick graduated from Brandeis University in 1991. He was a four year varsity baseball letter winner, two time Greater Boston League all-star, and a team captain his senior year. Rick also played and coached in the semi-professional Intercity Amateur Baseball League from 1994-2001. He was a league all-star and proud member of seven championship teams. In 2014 Rick was inducted into the Intercity League Hall of Fame.
Rick is in his second year as the Directors of Athletics and Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Thayer Academy. Prior to moving to Thayer, Rick was at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (BB&N) where he was a member of the Athletic Department for 25 years. He coached football, hockey and was the varsity baseball coach for 19 years. He served as the Athletic Director for 12 years.
Thayer and BB&N are proud members of the prestigious Independent School League (ISL). Coach Foresteire guided BB&N to 19 consecutive winning seasons and 6 ISL Championships. Since 1997 the program compiled a phenomenal 214-67-0 league and 329-106-3 overall record. In his first two years at Thayer the team has compiled a 20-10 league and 27-15 overall record. Rick captured his 21st consecutive winning season and bringing his overall win total to 356. Rick earned his 350th career victory v Worcester Academy on April 28th, 2017.
Rick has coached three MLB draft picks and four former professionals, plus his players have played all over the country at the collegiate level including: Vanderbilt, Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, Georgetown, Penn State, Boston College, William & Mary, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Lafayette, University of Connecticut, Northeastern, Hartford, Miami of Ohio, Florida Gulf Coast, Bentley, Stonehill, Wheaton, Trinity, Colby, Brandeis, Tufts, Bowdoin, Wesleyan, Amherst, Williams, Bates, Skidmore, Union, Vassar and Loyola University New Orleans.
Rick is originally from Melrose, MA and currently resides in Plymouth, MA with his wife Kara, daughter Grace and son James.
James PierceAssistant Coach
Matthew McGuirkAssistant CoachMatt graduated from Thayer in 1992 and served as Thayer’s Athletic Director from 2004 to 2015 before joining the Development Office team. In his role as Assistant Director of Major Gifts and Alumni Relations, Matt is excited to connect with new alumni and those that he has become acquainted with throughout the previous fifteen years that he had worked at Thayer. Matt has also assumed many coaching roles at Thayer at various levels with girls and boys hockey and baseball. Previous to Thayer, Matt taught 9th grade English, was a dorm parent, and coached various teams at Vermont Academy from 1997 to 2001. Matt graduated with a BA in English and a minor in Education from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. He also enjoyed a successful baseball career at UNH where he was a captain of the team his senior year, earning such honors as the 1997 America East Academic Honor Roll. Matt is the oldest of three brothers who also graduated from Thayer – Chris McGuirk ’93, and Michael McGuirk ’97, and he resides in Norwell with his wife and two boys. Matt’s hobbies include skiing, fishing, and playing music.
Michael LandryAssistant Coach
Terrence ButtAssistant Coach