Right Handed Pitcher
2018 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
Redshirt Senior (2018): Served as one of Miami’s top right-handed relievers, making team-high 27 appearances in final season…Posted 2-2 record and 2.36 ERA in 26.2 innings…Allowed just seven earned runs…Struck out 20 batters and walked four…Struck out multiple batters in seven appearances…Tied for team lead with four saves…Made season debut against Rutgers (Feb. 17) and threw 1.2 innings with two strikeouts…Tossed 1.2 innings of relief with two strikeouts against Missouri (Feb. 21)…Saw action in all three games against Maine (March 2-4), combining for 2.2 innings and allowing no runs…Struck out two batters in 1.2 innings against Virginia (March 25)…Tossed season-long 2.1 innings against UCF (April 11), allowing just one run…Stuck out two batters against Bethune-Cookman (May 5)…Threw 2.0 scoreless innings against FGCU (May 9)…Allowed one run in ACC Championship matchup with Clemson (May 24) in Durham, N.C.
Redshirt Junior (2017): Did not allow any runs in five relief appearances, posting 0.00 ERA in 4.1 innings…Struck out three batters and did not issue any walks…Missed first half of season while finishing recovery from arm surgery…Made return to mound with scoreless inning at Boston College (April 29)…Season debut included first strikeout…Tossed scoreless inning against Bethune-Cookman (May 7)…Struck out one batter in win over Virginia Tech (May 20)…Allowed just one hit in 0.2 innings of relief against Georgia Tech (May 23) at ACC Championship in Louisville, Ky….Entered in two-on, one-out jam against Wake Forest (May 26) and exited with no runs scored, needing just 10 pitches, in final appearance of season.
Junior (2016): Made seven appearances out of bullpen before suffering-season ending injury in early March…Posted 3.18 ERA in 5.2 innings…Struck out six batters with zero walks…Was holding opponents to .100 average at time of injury.
Sophomore (2015): Served as Miami’s top righthanded reliever for second straight season…Tied for team lead with 37 total appearances…Recorded 2.25 ERA and 5-1 record in 40.0 innings with 30 strikeouts…Walked just nine batters all season…Picked up first win of season on Opening Day vs. Rutgers (Feb. 13), striking out one batter in 0.2 innings…Struck out three batters in 2.0 innings at Florida (Feb. 20)…Saw action in all three games vs .Wright State (Feb. 27-March 1), earning win in series opener…Struck out three batters in 2.0 scoreless innings vs. NC State (March 13)…Did not allow any runs in stretch of 18 appearances from April 8-May 31…Struck out career-high four batters in 1.2 innings at Pittsburgh (May 3)…Earned fourth win of season with 1.2 scoreless innings vs. Georgia Tech (May 16)…Totaled three strikeouts in NCAA Coral Gables Regional opener vs. FIU (May 29)…Made six postseason appearances, including two in College World Series….Made CWS debut vs. Florida (June 13)…Tossed scoreless inning in CWS win over Arkansas (June 15), recording inning-ending double play on first pitch of outing.
True Freshman (2014): Served as one of team’s top relievers with team-high 35 appearances…Recorded 2.29 ERA in 35.1 innings…Struck out 37 batters and walked 11….Allowed just one earned run over 21 appearances from March 14 to May 17…Appeared in all three games of Pittsburgh series (April 11-13), striking out three in 3.1 innings…Went career-best 2.2 innings against Alabama State (May 4), striking out career-high four batters…Made three appearances at NCAA Coral Gables Regional, allowing zero earned runs with four combined strikeouts.
High School/Prep: Earned third team All-America honors from Baseball America…Florida Dairy Farmer 7A Player of the Year…Named 2013 Sarasota Herald-Tribune Baseball Player of the Year…Garnered all-state honors from Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA)…Registered 9-0 record with 0.13 ERA in 56 innings…Guided Indians to second straight 7A title, allowing just one run and 18 hits with 53 strikeouts and six walks…10 saves and 0.13 ERA serve as Venice single-season records…Named to All-America first team by Louisville Slugger.
Personal: Full name is Cooper John Thomas Hammond…Son of Tom and Karin Hammond…Plans to major in education.