B45 Academy

New Facility Coming September 1st, 2023

30,000 SF space
3 All-star Ace Pitching machines 2 baseball 1 Softball with Hit Tracks
180x70 open turf space
Weight room
Dedicated Speed and agility space
12+ cages and pitching lanes
Along with much, much more

Pete Laforest


Our mission

Hitting, Catching, Fielding, Pitching, Speed and Agility

A native of Hull, Québec, Pete (Pierre-Luc) has 21 years of professional baseball experience. In high school, he played baseball with the Academy of Baseball Canada (ABC) in Montreal. At age 17, he represented his country for the first time on the 18 and under Junior National Team. Pete’s professional career began in 1995 when he was drafted by the Montréal Expos. He made his Major League debut in 2003 as a catcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Pete had the humbling opportunity to represent Canada again in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens and in the first World Baseball Classic, held in 2006. He also played at the Major League level for the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies.

Throughout his career Pete played in multiple countries including Venezuela, The Dominican Republic, Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, and Japan. In 2013 he began managing a professional team in the CanAm League and won his first championship as a manager in 2015.

Pete now resides in Portage, MI with his wife, Cara, and their two young sons. 

B45 Academy has a NEW LOCATION!

Coming August 1st, 2023

6255 Technology Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009