#33 Erik Kaiser
Coach Corbin Quote: Erik did not see much time during his freshman year but he continued to invest with (Scott) Brownie and develop his pitching abilities. After spending the summer in the NECBL, Erik returned this fall showing a lot of improvement. He has a very powerful arm and has the ability to throw several above average pitches. He has developed physically and continues to show signs of growth in his game. Continued experiences on the mound will benefit him greatly.
As a Sophomore (2019)
- Made one appearance, coming in a start March 6 against East Tennessee State
- Allowed four runs on four hits while striking out four in his lone outing
2018 – Made two scoreless appearances during his inaugural collegiate campaign… Limited Austin Peay to one hit while striking out a pair on Feb. 27… Struck out one and did not allow a base runner on March 7 at Long Beach State.
High School – Lettered three years at Waterloo High School under coach Mark Vogel… also played varsity basketball… helped the Bulldogs to the Regional Final as a senior… was named Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention, Central-All Region first-team, Republic Times first-team, All-USA Today second-team All-State, Conference Player of the Year, and All-Metro Pitcher and First baseman as a senior… as a junior was named Rawlings-Perfect Game 2016 Underclass first-team and was a finalist for the Rising Star Award by the ABHOF… played high school baseball and/or summer ball with Jordan McFarland (Arkansas) and Tyler Mcalister (Missouri State).
Academics – Kaiser is majoring in economics.
Personal – Erik Richard Kaiser… Born 11/20/98 in St. Louis, Mo…. Son of Jeff and Karen Kaiser… dad played baseball at Missouri State and in the San Francisco Giants organization… has one sibling, Danielle… Nickname is Kais… Favorites include: Max Scherzer (player), St. Louis Cardinals (team), Basketball (other sport), Call of Duty: Black Ops (video game), Happy Gilmore (movie), Fastball (tv show), Will Ferrell (actor), Ribs and Potato Salad (meal), Hip Hop, Rap (music/singer/band), Sour Patch Kids (late night snack), Anywhere baseball can be played (vacation spot)… names Will Ferrell as the actor to play him in a movie… uses Goofy as one word to describe himself… roommates with Justin Willis… lists Watching my friend in high school hit a walk-off single to beat our rival school in a regional championship game as his most memorable athletic moment… chose Vanderbilt “because of the city of Nashville. I found it very interesting as well as how nice the campus is. I also knew if I came here I would be getting a top notch education. Lastly, I felt when I met the coaches they would help grow me as an athlete as well as a person during my time here.”