Twin brothers Ben and Sam Fosberg were heralded baseball players growing up in their hometown of Natick, Mass. Both came up together through the youth ranks and would later go on to star at Natick High School and Legion ball. Last summer, both played in the newly organized Massachusetts Independent Baseball League.
Leading up to their senior high school season, Ben and Sam were ready to hit the ground running before heading off to college. However, those plans were altered due to the impact of Covid-19, which abruptly forced the cancellation of the 2020 MIAA high school baseball season. In hindsight, it may have been a blessing in disguise.
Like most high school players around the country, the two Fosbergs felt the wrath of a lost season. Because of it, both decided to put their college plans on hold by enrolling at Winchendon School for a post-graduate year.
"I also needed to mature academically," said Ben, a middle infielder/pitcher/utility player. "By doing a post-grad year, I was able to improve my grades and habits so that I would be better prepared for college. Winchendon head coach John Toffey has a strong baseball history and a winning tradition. I knew playing for him would not only make me a better baseball player, but broaden my options at the collegiate level as well. The Winchendon program is run similar to a college program and Coach Toffey sets high expectations for all of his players and that creates a winning culture around campus. There is a certain level of trust we all have for each other here in that we are able to make plays and compete at a high level.''