The best of seven series will begin on Oct. 19
2010: Came back from having offseason shoulder surgery to enjoy solid junior season, starting 51 of 55 games and batting .302. .. Stroked 10 doubles and was second on team with six home runs. ... Drove in 33 runs and had slugging percentage of .467. ...Had two, 4-for-4-for-three-RBIs games, one against UT Arlington and the other vs. Stephen F. Austin. ... Had nine other multi-hit games. ... Ended season on eight-game hitting streak after going 16-for-32 to raise batting average from .255 to .302. ... Had another seven-game hitting streak early in the season. ... Voted to 2010 All-Southland Conference Tournament team after collecting seven hits in 16 at-bats for a .438 average. ... Hit three-run home run in ninth inning of Cardinals' 6-4, season-ending loss to Baylor in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional. ... Handled 312 fielding chances with only six errors for .981 fielding percentage. ... Has two-season batting average of .308 with 13 doubles, eight homers and 40 RBIs in 60 games.
2009: Started Cardinals' first eight games (seven at catcher and one at designated hitter) before suffering shoulder injury and being granted a medical redshirt season. ... Collected 10 hits in those eight games for a .345 batting average. ... Had three doubles, two home runs and seven runs batted in. ...Had three hits with game-winning homer in 1-0, season-opening win over Austin Peay and also went 3-for-4 in 6-1 win over Siena. ... Slugged other homer in his final game - a 12-0 victory over Columbia. ... Played error-free ball behind the plate.
Junior College: Played for coach Jeff Livin at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Jim Mallory at Clear Creek HS ... Named All-District 24-5A as a junior and senior in 2005 and 2006 and to the All-Galveston County Team both seasons. ... Earned Newcomer of the Year honors in 2004. ... Team advanced to regional quarterfinals in 2004, area finals in 2005 and to the regional finals in 2006.
Personal: Joseph Rene Latulippe was born on Aug.18, 1987 in Clear Lake, Texas ... Parents are Richard and Mary Latulippe ... Major is General Studies ... Hobbies are watching sports and playing video games.