The Wilson Tobs are happy to announce bringing Tony Rosselli on board as manager for the 2023 season. Born and raised in Terre Haute, IN, Rosselli, has been an athlete for his entire life and attended Indiana State University to play baseball for the Sycamores from 2013-2017. In 2015 and 2016, he played under former Tobs manager Brian Hill for the CPL’s Edenton Steamers and won a Petitt Cup. After graduating, Rosselli signed to play ball for the Utica Unicorns and also played in Taiwan for the Asian Winter Ball League, where he led his teams in multiple hitting categories. After his benchmark performances in Utica & Taiwan, Rosselli signed for the Chicago Dogs under Butch Hobson in the American Association, where he spent 3 years from 2018-2020.
In the Winter of 2021, Rosselli signed with the United States Bobsled Team and took 3rd place in the North American Cup. Following the North American Cup, Rosselli signed with the Milwaukee Milkmen baseball club and then later in the year was picked up by the Kane County Cougars. After the 2021 baseball season, Rosselli decided to hang up the glove and accepted an assistant coach position with Indiana State where he worked with outfielders and hitters due to his expertise as a career centerfielder. In addition to his already well rounded resume, Rosselli competed in 2022 for the Professional Long Drive Competition, where he stacked up with the best in the world at hitting a golf ball for distance.
Rosselli now owns his own business, Alpha Performance LLC, where he trains baseball, softball & golf athletes. He works with these athletes to improve their hitting, speed & agility. Rosselli started his facility in an effort to continue to give back the knowledge & experience that he learned as an athlete. In addition to his own experiences, both of Rosselli’s parents were Olympic athletes who gave him knowledge along the way which he can pass along to the athletes he works alongside now.
Rosselli had this to say about coming on board for the Tobs in the summer of ‘23, “I am very excited to have the privilege to coach and be a role model for these college ball players. To come back to North Carolina and the great city of Wilson to coach for the Tobs will be one to remember.” General Manager Mike Bell said this with excitement, “Tony has been a guy that we have been after for a while to lead our team. His knowledge of the CPL & the game are hard to find. He is a guy that will keep the winning tradition in Wilson alive.” Coming off a championship run in ‘22 where the Tobs came up just short of the title, the Tobs fan base is hungry for a ring. With the addition of Rosselli, he brings the tools to the table that can satisfy that hunger.
The 2022 CPL Eastern Conference Champion Wilson Tobs will open up their 2023 season on Sunday May 28th. This game will feature pregame band Matty Begs and a postgame Firework Extravaganza show. The final (2) Firework Extravaganzas of the season will be Saturday July 1st and Saturday August 5th. Season tickets and ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased online by going to www.wilsontobs.com or by calling 252-291-TOBS. Get ready to PUMP IT UP !
The Wilson Tobs enter their 27th season as a founding member of the Coastal Plain League. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate, a Pettit Cup Championship team, and a fan experience like you have never seen. We would like to dedicate each successful season to the Wilson Community, Coastal Plain League Organization, Host Families, Corporate Partners, and the Dedicated Fans throughout the city of Wilson. The Wilson Tobs have played host to over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced a dozen players who have gone on to play in the MLB, including Cy Young & MVP winner Justin Verlander. For more information on the Wilson Tobs, visit our website www.wilsontobs.com.