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26 Titans in 26 Days. # 17-Sean Donatello-University of New Haven (UConn/Avery Point)-Salem, CT-Sophomore.

POSTED April 28, 2011
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney



26 Titans in 26 Days. # 17-Sean Donatello-RHP-University of New Haven (UConn/Avery Point)-Salem, CT-Sophomore

Sean Donatello- RHP- University of New Haven (UConn- Avery Point)- Salem, CT- Sophomore

Titans Outlook: The pitching on this team is really starting to stack up with a tremendous blend of lefty/righty, finesse and power.

Power would be a good way to describe Donatello; that and domination on the hill.

This red shirt sophomore has not lost the past two regular seasons at UConn/Avery Point with 18 straight wins.

He helped bring his team to within a win of the championship in the National Junior College Athletic Association finals last spring.

In 2010, Donatello posted a 10-1 overall record with a miniscule 2.18 ERA. The hard throwing righty pitched 70.3 innings, allowed just 47 hits and struck out 66.

He pitched in the New England Regional’s on the way to the finals and was named Player of the Tournament after his complete game clinched the trip to the finals.

Not to be outdone in 2011, Donatello has been even better so far this spring for his squad.

Titans fans would enjoy these kind of numbers.

8-0 with a... hold on, 0.663 ERA in 54.1 innings pitched. That’s just five earned runs.

He has allowed 25 hits while striking out 71.

UConn/Avery Point is currently ranked #4 in the nation with a 29-6 record.

Donatello is looking forward to what he thinks is going to be a great summer in Torrington.

“I’ve looked at the Titans web-site and have seen who is going to be on the roster,” Donatello said, “It really sounds like they know what they are doing and want to help develop players up there.”

Next season, a transfer to the University of New Haven will happen, so Donatello is looking to get himself noticed this summer.

“I have had a couple of scouts look at me so far,” Donatello said, “I really want to work this summer on improving my game.”

With a fastball that lands in the low 90’s and a change up and curve to boot, Donatello will be a top of the rotation candidate on a team that now has a few.

Last summer, he played in the Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League and before that had played American Legion in Niantic.

In Legion action, he was named Pitcher of the Year during his senior year when he posted an 8-0 record with a 0.500 ERA. 

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