Sam Hackenbracht


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Massillon, Ohio
  • Last School Massillon Washington
  • Position Catcher/Utility
  • Height 5-6
  • B/T R/R

Ohio State Overview
• An OSU Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2021 as a true sophomore
• Led the Buckeyes and finished second in the Big Ten with 12 home runs
• A two-time Big Ten Player of the Week (3/6/21 and 3/27/21)
• Is majoring in middle childhood education

Career Honors
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 21)
• Second Team All-Big Ten (2021)
• Second Team NFCA All-Midwest Region (2021)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2021)

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Finished second in the Big Ten in home runs (12) and slugging percentage (.727)
• Ranked in the top five in the Big Ten in four statistical categories: home runs (second, 12), slugging percentage (second, .727), on-base percentage (seventh, .444) and walks (seventh, 21)
• Hit 303 on the year in 40 games with 26 RBI and a .444 on-base percentage
• Was intentionally walked 11 times
• Batted .833 with three home runs, eight RBI, a 2.333 slugging percentage and a .857 on-base percentage in two games vs. Penn State (4/3-4/4/21)
• In four games April 23-25 vs. Rutgers, she hit .778 with three home runs, five RBI, nine runs scored and had a .867 on-base percentage.
• Reached base in 13 of her 15 plate appearances against the Scarlet Knights
• Ohio State was 8-2 in games in which she hit a home run
• Threw out 10 would-be base stealers from behind the plate

As a Freshman (2020)
• Played in 11 games, including three starts
• Paced the rookies with a .417 batting average
• Had six RBI, five hits, four runs and two home runs
• Recorded 1.000 slugging and fielding percentages
• Scored one run against UCSB (2/21) and Pacific (2/22) as a pinch runner
• Came in as a pinch hitter facing two outs and hit a solo home run, the first of her career, versus Wright State (3/7)
• Connected on a solo dinger against Oregon State (3/8)
• Tallied a career-high four RBI versus Lehigh with a single, double and bases-loaded walk (3/9)

Prior to Ohio State
• 2019 Johnny Bench National High School Catcher Award recipient
• First team All-Stark County honoree every year
• Three-time first team All-District
• Earned All-Ohio laurels three times
• Broke the school record for home runs with 10 as a freshman
• Snapped her own home run record as a junior with 14 dingers
• Finished her career with a .520 batting average, 136 RBI, 42 home runs and a 1.105 slugging percentage
• Spent her club ball career with the Ohio Emeralds

• Daughter of Dan and Heather Hackenbracht
• Has a brother, Tyler
• Father played football at Michigan State and is an assistant coach at perennial Ohio powerhouse Massillon Washington High School