WSU Baseball drafts 14-year-old for team

Hunter Krusmark to take part in practices, games

WSU Baseball drafts 14-year-old for team

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - The Winona State University baseball team is making a special addition to their roster this year.

Team IMPACT paired 14-year-old Hunter Krusmark with the WSU baseball team. Krusmark was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2014. He will attend practices, games, and events this season.

Krusmark's new coach says he nearly jumped at the opportunity.

"When they approached me, said 'Hey, there's a chance we have a young man who would want to be a part of this program.' I right away said 'Yeah, we'd be more than happy to do it,' because everything I've heard from the other ones, it's a great experience not only for the young children, but also for the teams that are involved in it,” said WSU Head Baseball Coach Kyle Poock.

Team IMPACT is a nonprofit based in Boston whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses.

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