Hatch, a Bellingham native, is returning to the field after serving a two year mission that kept him away from baseball. As a true freshman at Utah Valley University in 2008, Hatch his .286 in 45 games while driving in 18 runs. Following his freshman campaign for the Wolverines, Hatch returned to Bellingham to play for the Bells. Hatch saw action in 33 games and posted a .248 batting average.
Prior to college, Hatch played at Sehome High School for his uncle and first year Bells head coach Gary Hatch. Kai Hatch helped his team to a championship at the conference, district, regional, and state levels and as a senior he hit .477 en route to being named the Washington State player of the year.