Hammond was a 3 year letter winner for the Hoover Bucs baseball team. As a junior Hammond was 3-1 with an ERA of 2.80. As a senior was 5-1 with a 2.79 ERA. He led the team in win and strikeouts, averaging over 1 strikeout per inning pitched.
Hammond was also a member of the 2008 Hoover High State Championship team and was named to the 2009 Alabama All-State Baseball team.