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Vision and History of the Organization

WELCOME TO SEVERN ATHLETIC CLUB BASEBALL

Severn Athletic Club (SAC) is a community based volunteer organization that strives to teach the fundamentals and joy of baseball, in a family atmosphere.

SAC Baseball is committed to providing our players with the skills required on and off the field that will be carried with them for years to come.  We offer a very strong in-house program that combines both learning and fun.  We practice and play games at our home fields at Severn Danza Park and Queenstown Park.  The 11/12 and 13-15 year old divisions also offer the chance to play neighboring organizations.

Along with our in-house program we also have a tournament team program for 7, 8, and 9 year olds, who are looking to play at a higher, more competitive level. The tournament team players are required to play a full in-house schedule.

In addition, we offer Travel Teams starting at 10 years old up to 15 years old. These teams do not play in-house but will play a full travel schedule in leagues such as MABA, CBA, Crab League, etc.

See the Tournament/Travel button on the left for more information on these programs.

Severn Baseball offers the following Programs:

Recreation Baseball for ages 4 thru 15 years old

Tournament Baseball –

* Offered in the 7U, 8U, and 9U Divisions

Travel Baseball –

* Offered in the 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, and 15U Divisions

The following remembrance was posted by Stephen Clark Reigle on SAC'S Facebook in 2015 and used with his permission.

TBT Photo: Short story behind the name.Childhood friend Jeff Craig had cancer as a child and passed away about 33 years ago.He was an active boy full of life and energy until one day he learned he would be victim of cancer. Jeff was a couple years older then myself however my family became close with the Craig's once Jeff became ill. Jeff was buried wearing a Severn AC Baseball uniform. What he asked for. He was happy when Dad brought the uniform to his house. He actually passed away wearing that uniform. Tears on our faces, smile on his face.

Dad worked hard to have Jeff's name associated with the park. The old man and others spent many hours planning, going to Annapolis, meeting and preparing for Severn Danza Park to open. 

In Memory of Jeff Koscielniak (3/4/86 - 2/5/05)

Jeff Koscielniak is the youngest of three sons of Joe and Carla Koscielniak of Severn, MD. The Koscielniak family became active in the Severn Athletic Club (SAC) in 1990, when their two eldest sons, Nick and Scott, began playing baseball. Jeff, who was 4 at the time, had to wait another year to follow his brothers. Jeff spent his time with the many of lifelong friends he would make while watching his brothers and waiting for his time to come. 

The three boys went on to play for SAC for a number of years and were outstanding baseball players. It was common to see at least one of them at any time at Severn Danza Park, helping out, working the concession stands, or “scouting” the other teams. It was here that the boys learned the fundamentals of the game they loved. Jeff and his brothers took home many lessons from their time at SAC. They learned to win gracefully, lose with dignity, take constructive criticism, play with passion, and become team players. As they grew up, Nick and Jeff could be seen umpiring games at SAC. Joe and Carla were common figures at the park also, working with the grounds crew, cutting grass, coaching baseball and basketball, or working the concession stand.

 

With the boys' dedication and their parents' support, it was not a surprise that the boys made the Old Mill JV and Varsity baseball teams. Both Nick and Scott enjoyed success playing for their high school and college baseball teams.

Emulating his siblings was something Jeff wanted to achieve, as he admired his brothers and was very competitive. In Jeff’s junior year he achieved something that eluded his brothers, a High School State Championship. During his senior year (2004), Jeff was Old Mill’s ace pitcher and first baseman. That year, Jeff led Old Mill to the County Championship and made both the All-County First Team and All-Metro Second Team. He received a scholarship to CCBC Catonsville, to follow his brothers with hopes to be the first brother to be signed to a minor and then major league baseball contract.

However Jeff’s dreams came to an end when he died in an automobile accident just outside of the CCBC Campus on February 5, 2005. We will always cherish the memories of Jeff in his SAC uniforms and speak often of the teams he played with, the coaches he played for and the friends that he made.