Milwaukee wins finale of Snowbird Classic in convincing fashion
Tassi earns preseason pitcher of the year honors
Various media outlets highlighting UWM
2013: Appeared in 16 games as a sophomore, making one start ... recorded 17 plate appearances on the year ... made season debut against New Mexico State Feb. 16 ... walked in back-to-back pinch-hitting appearances at Evansville in March ... made the start in the outfield against Cardinal Stritch May 2.
2012: Appeared in 11 games his first season at UWM ... recorded 12 at bats in limited action, recording three hits and scoring a run ... also drove in two runs ... first collegiate at bat came against East Carolina Feb. 18 ... first hit was recorded against Cardinal Stritch April 4 ... went 1-for-1 and drove in a run against Butler April 7 ... hit by a pitch and scored a run as a pinch-hitter against Wisconsin Lutheran April 11 ... also recorded a hit in two at bats against Butler May 24 in the Horizon League Tournament.
Prior to UWM: Attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the fall of 2010 before transferring to Milwaukee at semester break ... was a freshman eligibility-wise for the Panthers in 2012.
High School: Broke out with an impressive senior season, batting .525 with 62 hits, 10 home runs, 46 RBI's and 36 runs scored as the Warriors' everyday left fielder ... named the Greater Metro Conference's Player of the Year ... Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association First Team All-State choice and runner-up in the 2010 NOW All-Suburban Baseball Team's player of the year voting, in which he was named first-team ... finished with a career .471 batting average, 62 RBI's, 59 runs scored and 13 home runs ... academic all-state team member ... four-year honor roll member.
Personal: Son of Randy and Margaret Hammer ... a finance major ... chose UWM to play baseball and because of its business school ... career goal is to graduate with an accounting degree and become a CPA ... most memorable sports experience was hitting a two-run home run in 2009 sectional final to go to the state tournament ... hobbies include weightlifting and cooking ... has done volunteer work for baseball camps through his church ... born June 23, 1992.