After spending the spring season as the cleanup hitter for Illinois, Brandon Hohl showed up in Wisconsin Rapids with a productive bat and a consistent glove at third base and shortstop in 2011. Appearing in 60 games for the Rafters last summer, Hohl posted a .251 batting average and led the team with 16 doubles and 40 walks. He ranked second on the team to Cyr in games played (60), hits (54), and RBI (32), while ranking third on the team with 6 home runs. As a sophomore at Illinois, Hohl batted .311 with a .415 on-base percentage and showed his clutch nature by posting a .365 batting average with runners in scoring position. He posted a .278 batting average as a freshman while compiling 18 multiple hit games in 2010. Hohl was named the no. 31 prospect in the state of Illinois his senior year of high school by Prep Baseball Report after hitting .391 with 7 doubles, 5 home runs and 27 RBIs and a .509 on-base percentage as senior at Lincoln-Way East High School. He is a native of Mokena, Illinois.