Prep Baseball Report

Prep Baseball Illinois Player of the Week: Kaileb Hackman

By: Pete Hamot
Assistant Director, Illinois & Wisconsin

Normal Community is now up to No. 12 in our Power 25 after a dominant 4-1 week, due in part to the performance of 3B Kaileb Hackman (2024; Augustana commit). On the week, Hackman finished 7-for-11 with a home run, triple, four doubles, six RBIs, seven runs scored, two walks and one stolen base. For his efforts, he has been named this week’s Player of the Week.

His most dominant game arguably came in an 11-10 win in eight innings over Bloomington, where he went 4-for-4 with a triple, two doubles, one RBI, three runs scored and a walk.

There was no shortage of offense in the Ironmen’s 29-1 victory over Peoria, where Hackman finished the day 2-for-2 with a home run, double, five RBIs and two runs scored. 

They capped off their week with a 6-2 win over a strong Andrew club and Hackman once again contributed, going 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored.

The Augustana commit has been a force on both sides of the ball for the Ironmen all season long, boasting a strong right-handed swing with power in the middle of their lineup. He can also hop on the mound and run his fastball into the upper-80s, touching 89 numerous times in front of our staff earlier this spring.

Kaileb Hackman

Class of 2024 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Normal Community
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: BNBA Gold 17u
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 200.8lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report


Augustana commit, currently ranked No. 220 in the state. Handled the designated hitter role and hopped on the mound in the later innings to give an impressive two-way showing. At the plate, the right-handed hitter finished the first game with a loud single to left field, and he continued to roll into his second game of the day collecting two more knocks. Simple, controlled load with a short stride, hands work short to the ball with a flat path, some controlled aggression in the swing with a pull-side approach. On the mound, the right-hander displayed a heavy dose of fastballs, cruising in the 87-89 mph range with some tilt and angle through the zone, also occasionally playing in the upper quadrant. High-intent delivery with some arm-speed from a high ¾ release.



We're thankful for the POTW submissions we received from the coaches across the state. The players who garnered POTW consideration will earn a place within tomorrow's Diamond Notes story, so be on the lookout for that.

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