#24

Sam Hackenbracht

Player profile

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

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @sam_hack24
Instagram: @sam.hack

Ohio State Overview
• Has played in 104 games through the 2022 seasons with a .352 batting average, 30 home runs and 84 RBI
• Is majoring in middle childhood education

Career Honors
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 21, 22)
• Second Team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
• First Team NFCA All-Midwest Region (2022)
• Second Team NFCA All-Midwest Region (2021)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (3/6/21, 3/27/21 and 3/21/22)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2021)

As a Junior (2022)
• Finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten in home runs (16), third in slugging percentage (.755) and second in RBI (52)
• Led the Buckeyes with a .377 batting average, 52 RBI, 16 home runs, 12 doubles, .437 on-base percentage and .755 slugging percentage while playing in all 53 games
• Her 52 RBI were the sixth-most in a single season
• Named the Big Ten Player of the Week on March 21 after hitting .588 with six home runs and 10 RBI in a six-game stretch during Spring Break in Florida.
• Drove in a season-high four runs on three different occasions: vs. Lehigh (March 15), Northwestern (April 10) and Campbell (May 21)
• Had a 13-game hitting streak from March 13 through April 2 when she hit .487 with eight home runs, 16 RBI and a 1.154 slugging percentage.
• Batted .375 in Big Ten games with a team-high 20 RBI
• Ohio State was 11-3 in games when Hackenbracht hit a home run
• Had 16 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI outings
• Hit a team-best .455 with runners in scoring position (25-for-55)

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

Personal
• 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