For former Lampeter-Strasburg two-way talent, Braedon Karpathios, his entrance into professional baseball came after the MLB Draft.
Video shows Karpathios pitching in the PIAA finals in June of 2019.
According to multiple reports, Karpathios signed a nondrafted free agent contract Wednesday with the San Diego Padres. NDFA’s can sign deals up to $125,000, according to Baseball America.
Karpathios, an outfielder and pitcher, helped Harford Community College push all the way to June’s NJCAA Division I World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Harford earned the 10th seed by winning the Region XX and Eastern District titles and compiling a 48-9 overall mark. Karpathios hit .377 with 50 runs scored, 10 home runs and 44 RBIs.
On the mound, the lefty produced a 4.13 ERA in 11 starts. He struck out 47 in just under 33 innings.
Another Pa. standout, shortstop Ryan McCarty, became the first player from Penn State Abington to sign professionally.
McCarty, who played at Pennsbury, signed with the Toronto Blue Jays and will head to Single-A affiliate Dunedin (Fla.) for a two-week draft camp.
McCarty was named Division III player of the year after winning the regular season triple crown. He led the nation in average (.529), home runs (29) and RBIs (91).