18 - Joe Iacobucci
Career Notes: Finished his career with 243 hits, which ranks as the sixth-most in school history... Also finished third in career RBIs (128), third in career total bases (341), fourth in career games played (206), fifth in career at bats (737) and sixth in career doubles (44).
2011 (Senior) | Game-By-Game Stats: One of two players to start all 55 games... Batted .284 with a team-high 30 runs scored, one home run and 23 RBIs... He also led the squad with 23 walks, a .373 on-base percentage and seven stolen bases... Named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after hitting .438 (7-for-16) with two runs scored and four RBIs in four games... Batted .353 in 13 home games... Had 14 multi-hit games and a team-high six multi-RBI games... Hit safely in 16 straight games from March 18 to April 12... Also reached base in 20 consecutive games... Raised his average from .086 on March 12 to .330 on April 12... Went 4-for-5 with a run and two RBIs in a win over Walsh (3/29)... Was 4-for-8 at Le Moyne (4/3)... Had three hits six times, including twice in the final five games... Was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the tournament win over UIC (5/28)... Scored a season-high three runs while going 3-for-4 against Milwaukee (5/6)... Hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in a win over the Panthers a day later... Was a homer short of the cycles against Toledo, going 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs... Prior to the season was voted one of the three-best pure hitters and the most underrated hitter in a preseason poll of the Horizon League's coaches.
2010 (Junior) | Game-By-Game Stats: Played in all 56 games and started 55 - 49 in left field and six at designated hitter...Matched his freshman year batting average at .369 while posting career highs in at bats (214), runs (46), hits (79), doubles (18), home runs (10), RBIs (52), total bases (129), slugging (.603), on-base percentage (.469) and walks (36)... Led the Horizon League in walks while ranking third in on-base percentage, fifth in home runs, sixth in batting average and slugging percentage, seventh in total bases, eighth in hits and RBIs, ninth in doubles, 12th in runs... His .383 batting average against league opponents was a team high... Was consistently solid at the plate all season long as his average never dropped below .311... Had at least two hits in a team-high 26 games and added 14 multi-RBI games and 11-multi run contests... Ended the season on a 16-game hitting streak that dated back to April 28 at Akron... Had nine multiple-hit games during the streak... Reached base safely in the last 19 contests... Had his first career two-homer game against Duquesne (4/7)... Also homered at Cincinnati (3/7), at Pittsburgh (3/17), at La Salle (3/19), March 26 at Butler, versus UIC (4/3), against Milwaukee (4/23), against Wright State (4/30) and at Milwaukee (5/20)... Matched his career high with four hits in four at bats at Wright State (5/16)... Also matched career highs with four runs against Duquesne (4/7) and four RBIs at Cleveland State (5/7)... Had two doubles on back-to-back days at Clveland State (5/7-8)... Walked three times at Lipscomb (3/10).
2009 (Sophomore) | Game-By-Game Stats: Played in 43 games and started 41 – 35 in left field and six at DH... Had a strong close to the year to up his average to .287 with 21 runs scored and 20 RBIs... Added nine doubles, two home runs and a career-high five steals in seven attempts... Batted .293 against Horizon League opponents during the regular season... Had 11 multi-hit games, five multi-RBI games and four multi-run games... Closed the season on a six-game hitting streak over which he batted .429 with four runs scored, five RBIs, four doubles and a homer... Had an RBI in five of those six games... Batted .314 and posted 19 of his 20 RBIs from March 17 to the end of the season... Had three hits three times... Went 3-for-5 and scored the winning run in the 10th at Butler (4/26)... Went 3-for-4 with a run scored and doubled against Toledo (5/12)... Had three hits and homered at Akron (3/18)... Drove in a season-best three runs at Wright State (3/21)... Also homered against Valparaiso (5/9)... Stole a career-best two bases and walked three times at UIC (3/27).
2008 (Redshirt Freshman) | Game-By-Game Stats: Earned Second-Team All-Horizon League and all-newcomer team honors... Hit a team-high .369, becoming the first freshman to lead the Penguins in hitting since 2003 (Charles Schultz)... His average was also the highest by a freshman since Kendall Schlabach hit .406 in 2001... Also led YSU in slugging (.500), on-base percentage (.440) and RBIs (33)... Ranked seventh in the Horizon League in batting average... Played in 52 games and started 49 - 46 in left field and three at designated hitter... Hit .375 and slugged .525 in Horizon League contests... Batted .358 against lefties, .376 against right-handers and .450 at home... Had 17 multi-hit contests... Hit safely in 16 straight games from April 25 to May 21... Batted .460 (29-for-63) with eight doubles, 14 runs scored and 11 RBIs over the span... Had four hits on two occasions - March 25 against IUP and May 13 against Kent State... Also drove in a career-best four runs against IUP... Scored a career-high four runs against the Golden Flashes... Tied the school record for walks in a game with four at Milwaukee on May 16... Was also 1-for-1 in the game to reach in all five plate appearances... Hit his first home run at Xavier on March 15... Also homered against UIC (April 12) and Wright State (May 4)... Doubled twice in a contest four different times... Had three assists in the outfield, all of which came over a three-game span... Threw out a runner at the plate and another at second base in YSU’s 5-4 win over Milwaukee at Miller Park (May 15)... Also threw out a runner at third against Valparaiso in the Horizon League Tournament (May 21).
High School: Earned three letters for the Spartans... Named First-Team All-Federal League and honorable mention Division I All-Ohio as a senior... Participated in the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series... Helped lead Boardman to sectional and district titles.
Personal: Son of Bob and Shirley Iacobucci... Has one sister (Janine)... Major is general studies... Born July 21, 1988.