Varsity Baseball Breaks out of Slump

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Varsity Baseball Breaks out of Slump

Carlos Martinez ’22 pitched a complete game against K-O.

Carlos Martinez ’22 pitched a complete game against K-O.

David Li ’21

Carlos Martinez ’22 pitched a complete game against K-O.

David Li ’21

David Li ’21

Carlos Martinez ’22 pitched a complete game against K-O.

After two consecutive years of improving upon the previous years’ record, the Boys Varsity Baseball team aims to continue moving in the right direction.
The team lost three Postgraduates (PGs) and three Seniors last year, but it has added several new members, including PGs Max Duchesne ’19 and Cameron Borges ’19.
Alongside a strong core of returning Seniors, the younger players are already supporting the team and learning from the older athletes about how to be leaders. Roman Scavone ’20 stated, “A lot of our players who got meaningful time last year are returning a year older, with more experience.”
The team’s preseason trip at the beginning of Spring Break to Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida helped the players build chemistry and bond. The team spent 3-5 hours daily either practicing or scrimmaging. In total, this was equivalent to three weeks of regular practice at school.
Out of the four scrimmages the team played in Florida, it finished 3-1, with its only loss to Choate.
The Choate scrimmage is always an important game for the team, because Head Coach Tyler Wosleger’s father Scott Wosleger is the Head Coach for the Choate Wild Boars. The scrimmages also provided experience for new players and returners, which is crucial heading into the season.

On a micro scale, our goal is to compete in everything we do, and in every inning of every game.”

— Coach Tyler Wosleger

Throughout the winter, team members consistently put in time in the batting cages and weight room. The team also worked to adopt a more competitive mindset by focusing on concrete goals in all of its practices, lifts, and games, in order to improve in all areas.
Wosleger has implemented more competitive drills into practices to try and spread this mindset throughout the team. He has emphasized doing the little things right so that the big things will fall right into place. Wosleger said, “On a micro scale, our goal is to compete in everything we do, and in every inning of every game.”
The team started off the regular season against some of its stiffest competition – Canterbury, Taft, and Avon Old Farms, losing all three games.
However, the team has since rallied, winning four out of its last five games, including statement wins over the Trinity Pawling Pride 9-5 and the Kingswood Oxford Wyverns 2-1. The latter game was punctuated with a complete game pitched by Prep Carlos Martinez ’22, who gave up only one earned run. The team hopes to carry its momentum into the rest of the season.
The next game is at home on Saturday, May 4, in a rematch against Founder’s League foe Kingswood-Oxford.