Baseball - Varsity Boys
About the Program:
Thayer Baseball is one of 16 teams that compete in the Independent School League (ISL). Our comprehensive schedule includes ISL and NEPSAC opponents, and our home games and practices take place at the Justin A. Lloyd '12 Baseball Field on campus. Since 1977, the program has captured 8 ISL Championships and 37 winning seasons. Head Coach Rick Foresteire has been at the helm since 2016. He has prepared student-athletes to play at the next level at schools like Northeastern University, University of Maine, Dartmouth College, and the University of Hartford to name a few. For any further information, please email Coach Foresteire at email@example.com. Go Tigers!
Former Players Currently Playing at the Collegiate Level:
|Robert Carmody '16: University of Hartford||Connor Davidson '19: Tufts University|
|Kyle Peterson '16: Northeastern University||Liam Goldthwaite '19: Wheaton College|
|Declan Donahue '16: Saint Michael's College||Harry MacKinlay '19: St. Anselm College|
|Patrick Carbone '17: Colby College||Mark Monahan '19: St. Anselm College|
|Cole Roland '18: Dartmouth College||Kevin Moriarty ’20: Nichols College|
|Riley Teevens '18: Babson College||Colin Plante ’20: University of Maine|
|Daniel Cooke '19: Roger Williams University||Jack Thorbahn ’20: Northeastern University|
Former & Current Professional Players:
|Anthony Melchionda '08: St. Louis Cardinals|
|Kyle McKenzie '09: Tampa Bay Rays|
James Foresteire '21 - Endicott College
|2||Axel Foss||Infield/Pitcher||2023||Forestdale, MA|
|3||Conor Meehan||Shortstop/Pitcher||2023||Whitman, MA|
|4||Alec Borges||Outfield/Pitcher||2022||Brockton, MA|
|5||Myles Wilson||Outfield||2021||Brockton, MA|
|6||Jack Wipf||Infield||2021||Cohasset, MA|
|8||Matt Fallon (captain)||Pitcher/Infield||2021||Milton, MA|
|9||Will Rooney||Pitcher/Third Base||2022||Milton, MA|
|10||Dylan McDonough||Outfield||2022||Dorchester, MA|
|12||Gavin Toland||Second Base||2022||Quincy, MA|
|15||James Foresteire III (captain)||Catcher/Third Base||2021||Plymouth, MA|
|18||Kyle Deegan||Outfield/Pitcher||2022||Milton, MA|
|19||Ryan Hawley||First Base/Pitcher||2023||Hanson, MA|
|20||Griff Gibbs||Outfield/Pitcher||2022||Plymouth, MA|
|21||Pete Fischer||Catcher/Third Base||2024||Marshfield, MA|
|22||Shane Weber||Outfield/Pitcher||2022||Walpole, MA|
|23||Evan Vieira (captain)||Infield/Outfield||2021||Hull, MA|
|24||Jake Sannella||First Base||2022||Scituate, MA|
|26||Noah Goldthwaite||Pitcher/Catcher||2022||Braintree, MA|
|Charlie Denomme||Pitcher/First Base||2023||Wellesley, MA|
Rick 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 sixth year as the Director of Athletics and Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Thayer Academy. Prior to his arrival at 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 five years atThayer the team has a 38-22 league and 57-31-1 overall record. Rick captured his 23rd consecutive winning season. He earned his 350th career victory v Worcester Academy on April 28th, 2017. Rick’s current overall coaching record is 386-137-4 and he was inducted into the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2019.
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, Babson, Bates, Skidmore, Union, Roger Williams, St. Anselm’s, Vassar, Loyola University New Orleans, Nichols, University of Maine, and Endicott.
Rick is originally from Melrose, MA and currently resides in Plymouth, MA with his daughter Grace and son James.
James PierceAssistant Coach
James Pierce '03 was a 3-year starter for the varsity baseball team, winning multiple ALL-ISL League honors and a Co-Championship as the starting shortstop and Co-Captain in 2003. He then went on to be a 4-year starter at Thomas College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. He won multiple North Atlantic Conference All-League selections and was named NAC Tournament MVP in 2004 as the starting 3rd baseman for the North Atlantic Conference champion Thomas College as a Freshman. After college, Coach Pierce played professionally in the inaugural Israel Baseball League in 2007 where he was the starting 3rd baseman for the regular season and playoff champion Bet Shemesh Blue Sox. Coach Pierce also played 11 seasons in the Boston Park League from 2004-2016 (not including 2007) while amassing multiple All-Star selections, the Jean Yawkey Award (2004), Defensive Player of the Year (2006), and two Boston Park League Championships. Coach Pierce is still currently #2 on the Boston Park League Career Hits leaderboard.
This will be Coach Pierce’s 10th season coaching with the Varsity Baseball and 12th overall in the program.
Brian TanguyAssistant Coach
Brian attended Boston College High School, graduating in 2002. He was a member of the 2001 State Championship Team, and was a 2002 Catholic Conference All Star, leading the Conference in ERA with a 1.00, and was also a Patriot Ledger Honorable Mention All Scholastic. He then attended St. Anselm College and tied a single season record for wins as a freshman (5). Brian transferred to Clarendon (TX) JC for the 2003-2004 year and then to Tennessee Wesleyan College where he was tied for 2nd in the Nation (NAIA) in saves with seven. For 2006-2007, he transferred to UMass Lowell where he pitched for the Riverhawks and then played professionally for the Brockton Rox in the CanAm League. Brian also starred for many seasons in the Cranberry League and the Yawkey League, where he was a 6 time All Star and Fireman of the Year for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Brian has extensive coaching experience at the secondary school and club baseball levels, including Gann Academy, RBI Academy, South Shore Baseball Club, Atlantic Baseball Club and the Boston Prospects. He is the lead pitching instructor for the Boston Prospects program and has coached and mentored most of the pitching talent coming through the program. This will be Brian's first season on the Varsity Baseball staff.