We’ve followed Kassidy since the summer before her freshman year and her game has gotten better and better and better each year to the point where she became the talk of the South with many of the top college and club scouts we spoke with over the last six months.
This spring, after completing her high school season in Georgia last fall, Kassidy has been tearing it up and has had multi-home run games.
Versatile as an infielder and also a pitcher, her bat led one top club coaches in the country to say, “There’s no one I fear more at the plate” and her current Bullets coach, Greg Schnute, said of his talented senior grad: “Kassidy is always smiling and enjoying life. She almost works too hard and too much as she’s a competitor, but she’s delightful to have on our team.”
Here’s a closer look at 2018 Louisville Slugger Hit Club Invite #1…
NAME: KASSIDY KRUPIT
Hometown: Suwanee, Georgia
Club Team: East Cobb Bullets Gold- Greg Schnute
High School: Lambert (Suwanee, Georgia)
When Committed: end of freshman year
Other sports: Crossfit
Top Stats/Honors: PGF All-American, named 1st Team All-State, All-Region and All-County all four years of high school; ranked #17 in the Extra Inning Softball Elite 100 (2018); led Lambert High to two Class 7A Georgia State and Region Championships; with East Cobb Bullets took 1st at Boulder IDT and 3rd at Triple Crown Nationals and 2nd at PGF 14U Nationals with Georgia Impact; hit .580 last fall with Bullets team.
Other Universities Considered: Power 5 conference schools (most SEC & ACC)
Preferred College Major: Exercise Science
Scouting Report: Hits the ball hard and barrels it up.
Coach’s Comments: “Kassidy is one of the most feared 2018 hitters in the country. She is a versatile two-way player as a power hitter who bats clean-up with an excellent glove as an infielder and a pitcher who competes at a high level. Kassidy has elevated her game over the last year and it showed both at the club and high school levels.” – Andrew Biele, East Cobb Bullets
What’s your approach to hitting that you believe has made you successful?
I don’t let anyone beat me. I go up to bat with confidence, regardless of who the pitcher is, and look for my pitch.
What’s been your highlight of your career and why?
Playing in the PGF National Championship in 2015 and winning Boulder IDT in 2016. High pressure situations are the best situations!
What did you know about the Louisville Slugger Hit Club before being invited?
I knew that the Hit Club featured the top hitters in the nation and that it would be a fun event to attend.
What’s been the #1 thing in your mind that’s helped you develop as a good hitter?
I always think of keeping things simple and just hitting the ball hard wherever it’s pitched.
What goes through your mind as you step into the batter’s box?
Just to have fun and win the at bat!
Other than the obvious, getting on base, what would you qualify as a successful at-bat?
A successful at bat includes hitting to my potential. This includes situational hitting, hitting for power, and timely hitting.
Where will you be playing this summer?
Zoom Into June, Ole Miss Invitational, Boulder IDT, Triple Crown Nationals, and PGF Nationals.
Who’s a player, past or present, you look up to and why?
Aleshia Ocasio because she’s a very versatile player. She pitches and plays in the field, just like me.
When did you first realize you had the ability to play at the next level?
When I was 13, I was on one of the top travel teams and that’s when I realized I could play at the next level.
What is it you love about softball if you were explaining your passion for the sport to someone not familiar with it?
Softball is pretty much my life and I don’t know what I’d do without it. I consider my teammates family and that means a lot to me. Softball prepares me for life by providing me mentors and teaching me life lessons.