“Senior” Ruffnecks

2019 Puts Rising Seniors Against Top Competition

2018 Senior Ruffnecks

The Seniors roster includes 11 players who began their journey as 13U Ruffnecks.  This class enjoys several players who have joined along the way, adding depth, pitching, and enthusiasm.  Two new players join the Seniors in 2019.  The focus of the season hinges on a challenging schedule, that features considerable time on the road.  The four man coaching staff provides experience and developmental mentors for players who want to compete in a team context while benefiting from exposure to college recruiters from all levels.  Coach John Toffey works with John Brickley (who also teaches SAT prep while we travel), and Brendan Casey.  Pitching coach Wayne Gomes returns for his second season.  He instructs and mentors pitchers with his considerable experience and keen eye.  Mr. Gomes enjoyed a successful Major League career with the Phillies, Giants, and Red Sox.

2019 Roster Features Balance of Pitching and Positional Play

We construct our rosters to provide balance and opportunity for players to exhibit their skills and perform in a competitive environment.  Usually, at this stage of development, most players have a sense of how they may be recruited for the collegiate level.  Pitchers focus primarily (often exclusively) on pitching, preparation, side work, and conditioning.  Seamus Barrett ‘20, Colby Burke ‘20,  Henry Gustavson ‘20, Andres Hulfachor ‘20, John Moore ‘20, Ben Reyes ‘20, and Andrew Steinhubel ‘20 return with experience and purpose.  They are joined on the staff by left hander Thomas Chmielewski from Needham.  Catchers Holt Fletcher ‘20, and Ben Carbeau ‘21 return to manage the staff.  Both are solid hitters as well.  The infield is manned by Jack Beverly ‘20, Aidan Harrington ‘21, Richie McNamara ‘20, and Kai Grocki ‘20. All are versatile.  Burke and Gustavson both figure to contribute at 1B.  The outfield features Kevin Skagerlind ‘20, Lucas Stowe ‘20, and Steven Donovan ‘20, who is new to the program.  Others may also contribute to outfield play with their versatility.

2019 Ruffnecks “Seniors” Roster

#Last NameFirst NamePositionsSchoolClassHome Town
27BarrettSeamusRHPBrooks School2020Arlington, MA
11BeverlyJackIF, RHPFramingham HS2020Framingham, MA
10BurkeColby1B, RHPBarnstable HS2020Barnstable, MA
5ChmielewskiTomLHP, OFPhillips Exeter2020Needham, MA
34DiazRaul, Jr.3B, CSpringfield Central2021Springfield, MA
23DonovanStevenOF, IFNeedham HS2020Needham, MA
20FletcherHolt1B, CWellesley HS2020Wellesley, MA
46GrockiKaiIF, RHPAvon Old Farms2020Wellesley, MA
17GustavsonHenryRHP, 1BDeerfield Academy2020Southborough, MA
3HarringtonAidanIFSt. Sebastian's 2021Walpole, MA
33HulfachorAndresRHPNashua South2020Nashua, NH
15McNamaraRichieIFBelmont Hill2020Wilmington, MA
12MooreJohnRHPBrooks School2020Newton, MA
14ReedSilasRHPDeerfield Academy2020Brookline, MA
22ReyesBenLHPBelmont Hill2020Framingham, MA
6SkagerlindKevinOFWachusett Regional HS2020Holden, MA
35SpataroMichael1BWinchendon School2020Northborough, MA
26SteinhubelAndrewRHPWaltham HS2020Waltham, MA
2StoweLucasOFPhillips Andover2020Sutton, MA
8TaubertCameronRHPWinchendon School2020S. Yarmouth, MA
21ThomasDavidRHP, 1BDeerfield Academy2020Kensington, CA
Coaching Staff
John ToffeyHead Coach5th Season
John BrickleyCoach/SAT Tutor6th Season
Brendan CaseyCoach5th Season
Wayne GomesPitching Coach2nd Season