Dover, Del. / Dover
At Delaware: Looks to build upon a strong first season in Newark after helping anchor the conference rotation in 2011.
2011: Appeared in 11 games and started his last 10 appearances during a strong freshman campaign • fired 42.0 innings of work while posting a 5.36 ERA • made his lone relief appearance during his season debut against No. 9 Arizona State on February 27 • limited the Pac 12 power to just one hit during his scoreless appearance • transitioned to the starting rotation during the very next game, firing 4.1 innings against UMBC on March 1 • did not surrender an earned run during his four innings of work against ACC foe Maryland on March 8 • picked up his first career victory with a strong effort against intrastate rival Delaware State on March 16 • held the Hornets to just four hits while striking out a season-high seven batters over five scoreless frames • made his first career start in CAA play with 5.1 innings of work against William & Mary on March 26 • honored as the Colonial Athletic Association co-Rookie of the Week on April 11 • earned the award after firing six innings of shutout ball against UNC Wilmington on April 9 • limited the Seahawks to just four hits while striking out six • tossed five innings against Towson during the first game of a doubleheader on April 17 • continued to help anchor the CAA rotation during each of his last three starts, including three innings of work during the team’s 6-4 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on April 30 • picked off a pair of runners during league play, which marked the sixth-highest total in the CAA.
High School: Four-year letterwinner as a pitcher and infielder for Dover High School • named first team All-Henlopen Conference as a pitcher in 2010 • named an honorable mention All-State pitcher as a senior • a member of the Blue-Gold All-Star game and was a starter on the mound in 2010 • was an AP Scholar Award winner in 2009 and 2010.
Personal: Daniel "Dan" Larkin Gatto ("gah-toe") • son of Ferdinando and Patricia Gatto • has two older brothers • brother, Dominic, is a former pitcher at Wesley College in Dover, Del. • brother, Tony, is a junior and plays baseball at Delaware State • political science major at Delaware.