44 Landon Kay
44 Landon Kay
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Weddington HS
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: R/R

2017 — Put together an impressive comeback season following a disappointing sophomore campaign...played a key role in Furman winning a school record 33 games (33-28) and going 14-10 in SoCon play, including 13-2 over its final 15 league games...started in 52 games, including 40 in right field, nine in center field, and three at designated hitter...hit .332 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI...played error-less ball, successfully handling 113 chances...11 home runs tied for second on the squad with Brandon Elmy, trailing Cameron Whitehead’s 13...began the season in strong fashion going 15-for-35 (.429) with two home runs and 14 RBI over the first nine games...stretch included five consecutive multi-hit games...homered twice in a 4-for-6, four-RBI outing against The Citadel (19-2 win) that keyed Furman to a three-game sweep of the Bulldogs...two games later registered another 4-for-6, two-run performance against Gardner-Webb (27-10 win) that produced school records for home runs (7) and hits (28)...put together a nine-game hitting streak (13x35, .371) from May 6-May 19...doubled and drove in a pair of runs in a 2-for-4 performance versus Wofford (13-3 win) in SoCon Tournament action.

2016 — Played in 43 games and posted 28 starts, including 23 in right field...hit .212 with three home runs and 13 RBI...had a two-run double against Dayton (9-3 win)...belted a ninth inning home run in a 2-for-4 performance at Gardner-Webb (6-3 loss)...followed that up with a solo clout in his next game, a 4-2 win over Samford at Latham Stadium...hit a three-run home run to key a 6-3, series opening win at ETSU...delivered a two-run double in game two of the series against the Buccaneers...doubled a scored two runs against Presbyterian in Clinton (10-8 win)...stroked a two-run single to help Furman erase a 7-1 deficit en route to a 9-8, series clinching triumph over Western Carolina in Greenville.

2015 — Fashioned a promising freshman campaign, registering playing time in 33 games and 20 starts in the outfield...starts included 11 in right field, four in center field, and five in left field...batted .281 with two home runs and 12 RBI...earned his first collegiate start (0-for-3) versus Akron (11-3 loss) in the third game of the season...walked and collected his first career hit, a single, in a 1-0 win over Xavier...doubled and scored a run versus Georgia (5-3 loss)...hit in five consecutive games (9x19, 2 2Bs, 5 RBI, 5 runs) from Apr. 14-21, helping Furman go 4-1 in that stretch, capped by a 2-1 win over South Carolina at Fluor Field...banged out a two-run home run at Fluor Field in an 8-2 win over USC Upstate...hit his second home run of the season and went 3-for-6 with three RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base in a 20-6 rout of USC Upstate at Latham Stadium...doubled and drove in a pair of runs in a 3-for-5 performance at Western Carolina (5-3 win), helping set the stage for a Paladin series win the next day...came off the bench to walk, score twice, and drive in a pair of runs versus Clemson at Fluor Field (23-15 loss).

High School: 2014 graduate of Weddington (3A) High School...baseball coach was Travis Poole...played outfield, infield, and also pitched...earned state championship rings at two different schools in his prep career — first at Charlotte Christian School as a sophomore (2012) and at Weddington High School, where he went 7-1 and earned all-state honors after keying his team to a 3A title his junior year (2013)...garnered 2013 WWBA All-Tournament honors after hitting .425 and swatting four home runs in leading his On Deck O’s summer league squad.

Personal:  Full name is Landon Oliver Kay...born February 12, 1996, in Charlotte, North Carolina...son of Mitch and Sonja Kay...health sciences major.