Left-handed hitting second baseman who adds infield depth for the Aztecs this season ... Competed for the Danbury Westerners in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2008 ... Appeared in 29 games, compiling a batting average of .296 with 22 runs scored, three double, two home runs and 14 stolen bases ... Played during the summer 2007 with the All Pro team in northern California and the S.D. Show in San Diego ... Competed for the RBI National Team at the 2007 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars ... Hit .429 over four games during that event ... Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 35th round during the 2007 major league draft.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2008
Redshirted as a true freshman during the Aztecs' 2008 campaign.
Four-year baseball letterman at Albany (Calif.) High School ... Was coached there by Jim Giblin ... A first-team all-Bay Shore League selection as a junior and senior ... Second team all-BSL as a sophomore and honorable mention in his first season ... As a senior, batted .361 with five doubles, four triples, two home runs and 21 runs batted in over 24 games ... Stole 30-of-33 bases to lead the league ... Had a .625 slugging percentage and .505 on-base percentage ... Hit .450 with two home runs and 24 steals in league play (14 games) ... Stole seven bases in game vs. Piedmont HS ... As a junior, batted .385 overall with six doubles, 19 RBI and 16 steals ... Hit .422 in league contests ... Batted .375 as a sophomore and .460 as a freshman ... Played two seasons of basketball as a prep athlete ... Averaged 7.2 points per game during the 2005-06 season and 12 points per game and eight assists in 2006-07 ... Named team's defensive player of the year both seasons ... Chosen team MVP as a senior.
Zachary Mack-Neal Babitt was born Sept. 1, 1989, in Richmond, Calif. ... Son of Shooty and Yvonne Babitt ... Father played major league baseball (second baseman) for the Oakland Athletics in 1981 and is currently an MLB player evaluator ... Enjoys hanging out with friends, watching and playing basketball, and family outings on Sundays ... Favorite athlete is Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins ... Was also recruited by UNLV, Loyola Marymount and San Diego ... A kinseiology major who would like to play professional baseball in the future.