Hits: 3, 2/26 vs. UIC
Runs: *2, last 4/30 vs. Georgia
RBI: *2, last 5/15 at Florida
Walks: *2, last 4/23 at Tennessee
Strikeouts: *2, last 5/15 at Florida
Stolen Bases: 1, 4/30 vs. Georgia
Coach Corbin Quote: Connor was fortunate to play a lot of shortstop for us as a freshman which enabled him to grow very fast in our program. He is a very mature, skilled defensive player that will continue to grow with competition. He has been very assertive in the strength, conditioning and offensive area of his game. He will be able to impact the game on both sides of the ball because of this.
2016 - Made his third error in three games and just fifth of the season in NCAA Regional loss to Washington 6/4... Went 0-for-4 in NCAA Regional loss to Xavier 6/4... Singled and made a career-high two errors in loss to Texas A&M 5/27 at SEC Tournament... Scored two runs and walked a career-high three times in loss to Ole Miss 5/26... Singled twice and drove in two runs in win over Texas A&M 5/25 at SEC Tournament... Singled in SEC Tournament opening win over Missouri 5/24... Singled to drive in a run in win over Auburn 5/21, RBI in six of last seven games (7)... Drove in a run for the fifth straight game going 2-for-4 in win over Auburn G1 5/19... Knocked in a run for the fourth straight game going 1-for-3 in win over Morehead State 5/17... Drove in two runs in loss at Florida 5/15, marking the third straight game with at least one RBI... Knocked in a run for the second straight game in win at Florida 5/14 going 2-for-4 with a double... Doubled in the go-ahead run at Florida 5/13 going 1-for-2 in loss... Two-out single drove in a run in win at Texas A&M 5/6... Singled in win vs. Western Kentucky 5/3, hits in four of last five games... Singled twice in win against Georgia 5/1, scoring a run and driving in another... Knocked in two runs with his first career triple to help beat Georgia 4/30 scoring two runs and stealing his first career base... Doubled in two runs in win over Austin Peay 4/26 going 1-for-3 with a walk... Walked twice in loss at Tennessee 4/23... Doubled and scored in win at Tennessee 4/22, first career extra-base hit... Bunted for a single and scored in win vs. Kentucky 4/16... Started his third straight game in win over Kentucky 4/15 going 2-for-2 with RBI-single... Singled twice and scored two runs in win over Middle Tennessee 4/12... Came off the bench to drive in a run and score a run in loss at LSU 4/7... Singled in win over UIC 2/28... Came off the bench to make a defensive gem and save a run at SS in win vs. UIC 2/27... Posted a career-high three hits in win over UIC 2/26, scoring two runs... Came off the bench to score a run in win over EIU 2/24... Dropped down a bunt single for his first career hit and scored a run in win over San Diego 2/21... Earned the nod as the starting SS on opening day, drawing two walks, scoring twice and driving in a run in win over San Diego 2/19... SUMMER BALL Named Defensive Player of the Year in the New England Collegiate Baseball League and hit .218 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 35 games for Newport.
High School - Named a Perfect Game All-American in 2015... A two-sport standout in baseball and basketball at Blue Valley West HS in Overland Park, Kan. lettering three times in each sport... Helped lead baseball team to state title in 2013 and basketball team to state runner-up in 2013... Followed up with third place finishes in baseball and hoops at state tournament in 2015... Earned a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2013 when he did not make an error in 90 chances for state champs... Named All-State and All-League on the diamond in 2015... An All-League performer in basketball in 2013 and 2015, picking up All-Tournament Team honors at the state tournament in 2015... Played summer/high school ball with former Vanderbilt commit and Texas 2012 first round pick Collin Wiles, Luke Ritter (Wichita State), Bobby Wernes- (Houston Astros), Zack Engelken (Nebraska), Ryan Ralston and Tanner Gragg (Kansas), Blaise Gammon (Kansas State Basketball), Nathan Reeder and Brandon Gomer (Evansville)
Academics - Kaiser is majoring in human and organizational development.
Personal - Connor William Kaiser... Born 11/20/96 in Shawnee Mission, Kan.... Son of Stan and Jana Kaiser... Has two brothers, Kyle and Brett... Dad played baseball at Fort Hays State, brother Kyle played baseball at Johnson Community College and Neosho Community College... Favorites include: Derek Jeter (player), Kansas City Royals (team), Step Brothers (movie), The Bloodlines (TV show), Will Ferrell (actor), Eric Church (musician), chocolate milk or peanut butter (late night snack)... If he was not an athlete he would still be involved in the game somehow... Names Bradley Cooper as the actor that would play him in a movie... Uses outgoing as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Ethan Paul and Matthew McGarry... Lists winning the baseball state championship in 2013 as his favorite athletic memory... Chose Vanderbilt because of "the coaching staff, the University, baseball and my teammates."
Offense erupts for 16 hits on Sunday
Kendall, Infante lead way in loss
Game scheduled to resume Saturday at 8 p.m. CT
Weather forecast pushes season opener up to Thursday
VandyBoys triathlon, early morning usher in Omaha Challenge
Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)
Vanderbilt rallied by Texas A&M 6-5 on Wednesday morning at the SEC Tournament.
Vanderbilt vs. Auburn on the final day of the 2016 regular season
Vanderbilt takes on Louisville for the Battle for the Barrel Tuesday evening at Hawkins Field.
Vanderbilt rallied by Central Arkansas 8-6 on Tuesday night at Hawkins Field.