2012: Appeared in 39 games, including 28 as a starter ... hampered by injuries during the season ... had 23 hits in 87 at bats (.264) ... tied for third on the team with two triples ... was 4-for-5 on stolen base attempts ... also had 18 runs batted in, two doubles and 17 runs scored ... was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored in win over Savannah State (Feb. 25) ... had a two-run triple (3 RBI total) in DSU's 10-2 win over Norfolk State (Apr. 7) ... collected three hits and two RBI in five at bats in victory at UMES (Mar. 24) ... swiped career-high two bases and was 1-for-2 with a RBI in win over Norfolk State (Apr. 8) was 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. Coppin State on Apr. 14 ... hit safely in 16 games ... had two-or-more hits in five games.
2011: Competed in 34 games, including 25 starts ... batted .275 (25-for-91) with two home runs, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored ... also collected four doubles, a triple and a stolen base ... was 3-for-5 with career-high four RBI in victory over Lincoln (Mar. 29) ... smacked a three-run homer to help lead Hornets to 11-6 win over Lehigh (Mar. 2) ... was 3-for-4 with a home run, double and four runs scored in 16-6 win over Hartford (Mar. 19) ... collected two hits, including a triple, a run batted in and four runs scored in 15-4 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson (Mar. 15) ... hit safely in 17 games ... tallied two or more hits in six games.
2010: Started in 32 of the 37 games in which he appeared ... batted .222 (24-for-108) with one home run, 15 RBI, 10 doubles and 13 runs scored ...was 3-for-3 with a double and RBI vs. Georgetown (Mar. 23) ... was 2-for-2 with 2 doubles and three RBI vs. Savannah State (Mar. 28) ... smacked a solo homer vs. Coppin State (Arp. 11) ... named MEAC Rookie-of-the-Week after collecting 7 hits and four RBI in 11 at bats ... hit safely in 18 games ... had two or more hits in five contests ..
High School: Earned four varsity letters at Caesar Rodney ... 2009 Delaware All-State (2B) and All-Henlopen Conference First Team (C/OF/2B) selection ... played for head coach Rich Szvitich, a former DSU assistant coach ... also lettered in football ... helped lead Riders to 2008 Delaware Division I football championship ... 2008 All-Henlopen Conference linebacker.
Personal: Son of Bobby and Pam Babuca ... full name is Joseph Robert Babuca ... born 2/18/91 in Guam ... DSU Academic Honor Student.
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