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Lambert softball alum Kassidy Krupit headed to Baylor; baseball alum Seth Beer signs with Astros
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Lambert senior Kassidy Krupit goes to throw a pitch against Mill Creek in the first round of the Class 7A state playoffs Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. - photo by Brian Paglia

Lambert softball alum Kassidy Krupit committed on Wednesday to play in college at Baylor, switching from Delaware.

Krupit committed to play for the Blue Hens as a sophomore in 2015, with Delaware’s prestigious physical therapy program being a top draw. Head coach John Seneca was fired in late May, though, and Krupit went looking for a new college home.

Krupit had a prolific career at Lambert as both a hitter and a pitcher. She was twice named All-County Pitcher of the Year, as a junior and a senior, and also earned Player of the Year her senior year.

That final season, in 2017, was especially impressive, as Krupit totaled a 1.58 ERA in 176 2/3 innings in the circle, shouldering most of the team’s pitching responsibilities, and also hit .500 with 14 home runs. Krupit helped lead the Longhorns to the final postseason bracket in Columbus for the second straight season.

Baylor went 38-18 this past season, peaking at No. 8 in national rankings, and lost to Texas A&M in regional play.

Lambert alum Seth Beer signs pro contract with Houston Astros

Seth Beer, who won a state title with Lambert in 2014 and went on to have a decorated college career at Clemson, has signed with the Houston Astros after being drafted 28th overall on June 4.

Beer, who was named All-County Player of the Year in 2015, when he hit .560 with eight home runs for the Longhorns, graduated early to enroll in Clemson as a freshman in 2016, and he was one of the best hitters in the college game almost immediately. In three years with the Tigers, Beer hit .321 with 56 home runs and 180 walks to 98 strikeouts. His slow foot speed and below-average defense caused his draft stock to take a hit, but he was considered one of the best hitting prospects available.

Beer, the highest-ever draft pick from Forsyth County, received a $2.25 million signing bonus, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported, which is slightly below the slot value for where Beer was picked. Beer is set to make his professional debut with the Tri-City Dust Devils of the short-season Class A Northwest League.