2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season ... Played for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes League along with Illini teammates Luke Joyce and Ryan Arrick during the summer.
Named to the honorable mention All-Area team by the Kane County Chronicle in 2009 ... Participated in the 2009 Plainfield South Prospect Showcase ... Three-year baseball letterwinner ... Pitched 27 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run in the fall of 2009.
Born July 29, 1992 ... Parents are Tom and Lissa Hamer ... Has an older sister, Kristen ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Favorite athlete is Mark Buehrle ... Plans to become a personal trainer following his baseball career.