Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics
standout Landon Kiefer was named the 2023 Division II National Freshman Pitcher of the Year. Kiefer finished the season with a (9-2) record and a 2.06 ERA. Kiefer also had 3 complete games and led the Golden Rams with 76 strike outs.
“Kiefer probably flew under the radar playing for the Golden Rams, but stacking his stats up against other freshmen, there were few better. Kiefer had the best ERA and WHIP among freshmen starters and finished 9-2 with more than a strikeout per inning,” said Wayne Cavadi (NCAA.com).
The Albany State Golden Rams had an outstanding baseball season, as Coach Hemmings and his coaching staff led the Golden Rams to 38 wins, which is a school record for victories in a season! The Golden Rams were also crowned as the 2023 SIAC regular season champions.
Landon Kiefer attended Braden River High School in Parrish, Florida.