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Philosophy

At Hotchkiss, we have three goals that drive our program:

  • Developing players – we aim to help make our players better through hard work, mental training, and a competitive schedule. Throughout their time at Hotchkiss, our players have the opportunity to workout in our fitness facilities, use our three batting cages, and work towards their goal year round. Improving as a baseball player does not happen overnight and we stress to our players, “trust the process.” During the season, we spend time going over the mental side of the game. We believe training our players from the neck up will give us an edge over the course of our season. For bearcat baseball players, we focus on doing everything with a purpose. Our approach at the plate, on the mound, and in the field is critical to success.
  • Creating a competitive environment – Our goal each spring is to win. We hope to create a competitive environment in practice every day that translates to success on game day. Competition in practice makes each player better. Our hope is that each bearcat baseball player will enter each day with a sense of purpose and execute each step of the way.
  • Fostering student-athletes who value character and integrity - The boarding school environment is a unique place to be a student-athlete. Hotchkiss does an excellent job of preparing our student-athletes for college. We stress the importance of being contributing community members to our players. Our coaching staff encourages players to get involved with activities outside of baseball. We recognize that many faculty kids look up to our athletes and view them as role models. It is our goal that members of the Hotchkiss community will think of our players as great people, not just strong athletes.

Highlights

Our baseball program at Hotchkiss takes pride in sending student-athletes to the college ranks. We have had a variety of players move on to college baseball. Bearcat baseball players have gone on to various division 1, 2, and 3 colleges, with several making it to the professional level.

We are proud of our long standing tradition here at Hotchkiss. Historically, Hotchkiss baseball has produced student-athletes who are successful long after their time in Lakeville.

Facilities

The renovation of historic Hoyt Field was completed in 2015 and created one of the finest playing surfaces in the northeast. There is a batting cage down the LF line and a hitting turtle for pregame batting practice during the spring.

The Mars Athletic Center houses several key areas for the development of our players. A new batting cage was installed in the fieldhouse in the winter of 2016. Players can use this cage year round.

During the spring, there is an additional indoor cage above Dwyer rink and turf installed in Schmidt Rink.

Players may long toss on either of our turf fields year round.

Our players can use the fitness center, Olympic swimming pool, and indoor track any time throughout the year to enhance their strength and conditioning.

Coaching Staff

Head varsity baseball coach Tyler Wosleger begins his second season in charge of the varsity baseball program. Prior to joining Hotchkiss, boys varsity baseball head coach Tyler Wosleger was a three-year starter on the baseball team at Fairfield University (CT). As a co-captain in 2012, Wosleger hit .301 to help Fairfield to the most wins in school history (at the time). During his time at Fairfield, Wosleger played two summers in the NCAA-sanctioned Northwoods League. He was named Northwoods League Gold Glove Winner at first base in 2011 and a top 50 Position Player in the Northwoods League. Before playing at Fairfield, Wosleger was an All-State selection at East Hampton (CT) High School. He helped the Bellringers to a Shoreline Conference Championship as a senior captain. He was named the Shoreline Conference Player of the Year in 2008 as well as earning All-State, All-Conference, All-Area, CHSCA Senior All-Star, New Haven Register All-State Second Team, and Scholar-Athlete accolades. Wosleger's father, Scott, is currently an assistant coach at Wesleyan University.

In his brief stint at Hotchkiss, Wosleger has helped six student-athletes move on to college baseball.

In addition to his role as head coach of varsity baseball, Wosleger works in the communications office as the videographer and digital media specialist.

Assistant coach Paul Oberto at Hotchkiss from 2003-2015. Previously was an assistant coach at Hotchkiss and assistant coach at Williston Northhampton At Hotchkiss, Coach Oberto’s teams set or tied school record for wins in a season three times. Paul has served as the defensive coordinator for the varsity football team since 2000, making four appearances in the Class A New England Championship. Oberto was a four year letter winner for Hamilton College's football team.

Assistant coach Will Boscow '11 begins his first season as a member of the varsity coaching staff. Boscow returns to Hoyt field after having played 3 years of varsity baseball as a student at Hotchkiss. He was a Captain during his senior season, and was awarded the Arnold C. Saunders Jr. '10 Award as the most valuable player. Prior to returning to Hotchkiss, Boscow worked in corporate recruiting for large-scale construction firms in Chicago. Boscow graduated from Boston University in 2015, and completed a sales and marketing internship with New England Sports Network (NESN), working primarily on their Red Sox account

Notable Alumni

Fay Vincent '56: 8th commissioner of Major League Baseball

Tom Werner '67: Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club

Pat Irvine '05: Elon College, Drafted in the 33rd round (985th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009

Matt Herr '94: Drafted by Atlanta Braves, played in NHL, won NCAA hockey championship with Michigan

Joe Bonyai '03: Gettysburg

Brendan Tracy '12: Fairfield University

Scott Powell '04: Tulane University

Sean Carberry '07: Villanova

Tyler Robinson '04: Brandeis

Connor O'Sullivan Pierce '06: Trinity College

Rj Hall '15: Tufts

Adam Regensburg '14: Williams

Sebastian Sanchez '14: Middlebury

All Teams

Prospective Athletes

Interested in playing for Hotchkiss? Our coaches would love to hear from you.

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