Dover, Del. / Dover
At Delaware: Third-year starter for the Blue Hens and will add experienced depth to the Delaware starting rotation while challenging for a spot in the rotation for during conference weekends as a junior.
2012: Appeared in 13 games and made 11 starts for the Blue Hens during sophomore season • finished the season with a 4-2 record with a 4.89 ERA (27 ER/49.2 IP), 56 hits, 20 walks and 39 strikeouts • in back-to-back starts on May 1 vs. Wilmington and May 20 vs. Northeastern combined for one win in 9.0 scoreless innings on the mound with six hits, 3 walks and five strikeouts • made longest start of the season on Apr. 24 at Rutgers where he did not receive a decision after he held the Scarlet Knights to four earned runs on six hits and six strikeouts • earned back-to-back wins on Mar. 21 vs. ACC for, Maryland, in a 3-1 victory and Mar. 27 at Lehigh in a 5-0 triumph in the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic • made two starts during the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Championships, did not register a decision while posting a 12.86 ERA (6 ER/4.2 IP), 11 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts • played for the Staunton Braves of the Valley Baseball League, who produced a 22-25 record • compiled a 0-1 record with a 4.68 ERA (13 ER/25.0 IP), 30 hits, 6 walks and 13 strikeouts in four starts.
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.