Erik Kaiser - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#33 Erik Kaiser


Class Junior
Height 6'5"
Weight 205 LBS
Hometown Waterloo, Ill.
High School Waterloo

Student-Athlete Features
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Waterloo High pitcher keeps it all in the family (June 2017)

Head Coach Tim Corbin on Kaiser: “Erik has continued to improve his skills on the mound. He pitched in the Northwoods League this summer, which allowed him to get a significant amount of mound time. Erik is a very good athlete for his size and may be our best fielding pitcher. His movements down the mound and overall delivery are moving in a positive direction. He is very capable of having success for us.”

As a Junior (2020)

  • Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • Appeared in four games
  • Posted a 1-0 record
  • Held opponents to a .111 average
  • Did not allow a run in three of four appearances
  • Did not allow a hit first two times out
  • Season-high six strikeouts vs. Saint Louis (Feb. 26)

As a Sophomore (2019)

  • Made one appearance, starting vs. East Tennessee State (March 6)
  • Allowed four runs on four hits while striking out four in his lone outing

As a Freshman (2018)

  • Made two scoreless appearances during his inaugural collegiate campaign
  • Limited Austin Peay to one hit while striking out a pair (Feb. 27)
  • Struck out one and did not allow a base runner at Long Beach State (March 7)

The Kaiser File

  • Lettered three years at Waterloo High School
  • Also played varsity basketball
  • Helped the Bulldogs to the Regional Final as a senior
  • Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention as a senior
  • Central-All Region first-team as a senior
  • Republic Times first-team as a senior
  • All-USA Today second-team All-State as a senior
  • Conference Player of the Year as a senior
  • All-Metro Pitcher and First baseman as a senior
  • Rawlings-Perfect Game 2016 Underclass first-team as a junior
  • Finalist for the Rising Star Award by the ABHOF as a junior
  • Majoring in sociology
  • Son of Jeff and Karen
  • Dad played baseball at Missouri State and in the San Francisco Giants organization
  • Brother to Danielle