Named to the honorable mention All-Area team by the Kane County Chronicle and displayed his talents in the 2009 Plainfield South Prospect Showcase.
He is a three-year letter winner at Kaneland High School. There he pitched 27 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run in 2009.
Hamer is the son of Tom and Lisa Hamer. He is a kinesiology major with an interest in becoming a personal trainer.