- 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.
-- Tyler Wosleger, Head Coach, Varsity Baseball
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.
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.
Head Coach Tyler Wosleger has led the baseball program since 2016. Prior to joining Hotchkiss, Coach 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 was a Northwoods League Gold Glove Winner and Top 50 Position Player at first base. 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.
Assistant Coach Paul Oberto has been at Hotchkiss since 2003-2015. He has previously been head coach of the varsity baseball team and also coached at Williston Northampton. At Hotchkiss, Coach Oberto’s teams set or tied the school record for wins in a season three times. Coach Oberto has also served as the defensive coordinator for the varsity football team since 2000.
Assistant Coach Will Boscow '11 joined the baseball coaching staff in 2017. Coach Boscow returns to Hoyt Field after having played three years of varsity baseball as a student at Hotchkiss. He was a captain during his senior season, and earned the Arnold C. Saunders Jr. '10 Award as the most valuable player. 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.
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
Other Bearcats in college baseball:
Joe Bonyai '03 -- Gettysburg
Brody Fontaine '04 -- Hofstra
Bart Marchant '07 -- Dickinson
Dillon Fontaine '07 -- American International College
Steve Maier '08 -- Williams
Brendan Tracy '12 -- Fairfield
Johnny Luke '12 -- Middlebury
William Shofner '12 -- Dartmouth
Andrew Ringie '13 -- George Washington
Adam Regensburg '14 -- Williams
Sebastian Sanchez '14 -- Middlebury
John Martisch '15 -- Hamilton
R.J. Hall '15 -- Tufts