As a senior at Osseo High School (Minnesota), Windle made the All-State and All-Area Teams and was a Mr. Baseball finalist. He received these honors after recording a 6-1 mark on the mound with a 0.94 ERA. He struck out 73 batters over 51 innings of work. A standout hockey player as well, he was a Great 8 selection his senior campaign.
Said Labbe, “I try not to load a roster full of freshman, but when you get the chance to add an arm like Tom’s, you cannot hesitate.” “Tom was a great high school hockey player, and I love the toughness that those kids bring to a team. He is very athletic and there is no limit to his potential. Depending on the number of innings he logs at Minnesota this spring, I would expect to see him in our rotation throughout the summer.”