2009: Appeared in a team-high 24 games out of the bullpen...finished ninth in C-USA in appearances...tied for ninth in MU history in pitching appearances (59)...ended the season with a 2-2 record and 19 strikeouts in 21.0 innings on the bump...tallied 12 contests without allowing a run...opened the season with 3.0 innings of perfect relief over three outings (2/20-3/4)...worked a total of 5.1 frames in five consecutive appearances without surrendering a run (4/19-5/2)...picked up back-to-back wins in consecutive outings at Youngstown State and UCF (4/29; 5/2).
2008: Pitched in 21 games with one start...fanned 20 batters over 26.2 innings on the hill...registered a season-best three strikeouts on three occasions, against Western Carolina (2/22), George Mason (2/29), and Southern Miss (5/2)...twirled 9.2 innings of scoreless relief.
2007: Appeared in 14 games, and made one start in first season with the Herd...struck out three batters versus Eastern Kentucky (4/24)...pitched 6.0 scoreless innings...allowed just one run in seven appearances...surrendered one hit in five appearances.
High School: Posted 5-0 record with 1.05 ERA as senior at Boyd County HS...also batted .521 as senior...all-area selection his junior and senior seasons...led team to Kentucky high school state tournament in 2005 and 2006...competed in Junior and Senior East-West All-Star Game in 2006...represented Kentucky on KHSBCA Junior All-State team in MWBC in Palatine, Ill....played on Huntington Hounds 16s and 18s teams and was part of NABF World Series team...finished eighth in his class with 4.2 GPA.
Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1987...son of Denny Gatrell and Angela Donta...has four siblings: Megan, Tyler, Morgan and Casey...majoring in accounting.