Korzeniowski Inks Deal Becoming Youngest American International Baseball Player in History

Korzeniowski Inks Deal Becoming Youngest American International Baseball Player in History



May 5, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Last Tuesday afternoon was a very special day for the American International College baseball team as they signed their youngest member in seven year old Brian Korzeniowski.

Brian, who struggles with Cystic Fibrosis, was matched with the Yellow Jackets through Team Impact a few weeks ago and inked his letter of intent Tuesday afternoon in front of a standing room only crowd in the AIC Hall of Fame as many athletes and AIC community members came for support.



Brian's Draft Day Ceremony: 

Team Impact aims to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. They match courageous children with local college teams to help build strength, support and camaraderie.

"The impact that Brian will have on AIC will be much more profound than the impact we will have on him" mentioned Athletic Director Matthew Johnson. "The connection that Team Impact creates between children and college athletes is truly a priceless thing" Head Coach Nick Callini added.

Brian has given the AIC team a new form of intensity since joining the Yellow Jackets as they have won five of their last 10 games including a 3-1 record with Brian in attendance at home games.

Information for this release provided by the American International College Athletics Communications Staff.

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.