Rob  Catapano

17Rob Catapano


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:

Last College:
North Carolina




2011 13-10 -- -- 49.1 67 36 35 4 17 23 2-5 -- 1.70 .332 6.39
2010 14-5 -- -- 31.2 35 28 25 8 10 24 3-0 -- 1.42 .285 7.11
Totals 27-15 -- -- 81.0 102 64 60 12 27 47 5-5 -- 1.59 .314 6.67

Season GP-GS BF 2B 3B WP HBP Balk SFA SHA PO Asst E Fld %
2011 13-10 234 8 1 4 7 1 1 7 3 12 1 .938
2010 14-5 150 8 -- 2 15 -- -- 2 -- 4 1 .800
Totals 27-15 384 16 1 6 22 1 1 9 3 16 2 .905
Took to the mound 14 times, including five starts, during his first season back in his hometown of Knoxville...Posted a 3-0 record and struck out 24 in 31.2 total innings of work...Made his Tennessee debut on Feb. 21 with 1.2 scoreless innings of work in a 17-1 victory over Xavier...Struck out two and allowed just one hit...Gave up three runs in 0.1 IP in UT's 17-1 loss to No. 10 Oregon State on Feb. 26...Walked two and gave up a pair of hits...Made his first start as a Volunteer on March 7 against Kennesaw State...Was fantastic, tossing five shutout innings and allowing one hit while striking out three on 62 pitches with 43 strikes...Earned his second start just three days later on the road at MTSU, where he allowed four runs, three earned, in four frames of work...He gave up six hits and struck out two...Collected his first win in a Tennessee uniform against Morehead State on March 17...Allowed just one run on two hits in three innings before reaching his predetermined pitch count...Picked up his second victory with four innings of one run ball against USC Upstate on March 23...Allowed four hits while striking out three and walking two...Improved to 3-0 on the season with a win over Presbyterian College on March 31...He twirled four innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out a season-high five batters...Was roughed up for five runs on three hits, including two home runs, against Western Carolina on April 7...Tossed a scoreless frame against Florida on April 11...Was solid in relief at Mississippi State on April 18, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings and striking out two...Not quite as effective three days later at Western Carolina, allowing five runs, three earned in 1.1 frames of action....Twirled two scoreless stanzas against Vanderbilt on April 23....Added another shutout inning of relief in the ninth of UT's 25-5, series-clinching rout at Georgia....Yielded six runs on six hits in 1.2 innings of work at Auburn on May 15.

2009 - JUNIOR
Sat out the 2009 season after transferring from North Carolina.


Pitched in 19 games and made seven starts for the Tar Heels...Posted a 4-0 record and a 3.03 ERA in 38 2/3 innings...Struck out 40 batters and walked just 14 for a 2.9-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio...Team posted a 7-0 record in games started...Went 2-0 with a 2.55 ERA in eight ACC outings, which included a pair of starts...Worked 17 2/3 innings in conference play...Pitched a pair of scoreless innings in the NCAA Tournament with four strikeouts...Posted career bests of 5 2/3 innings and seven strikeouts at Florida Atlantic on Feb. 24...Went four scoreless innings with five strikeouts in a start at Duke on March 9...Earned first win with two innings of relief versus Gardner-Webb on March 26...Won twice in the series sweep at Clemson...Earned a third straight victory with 2 2/3 scoreless innings at Charlotte on April 22 in a staff start...Struck out four in just 1 1/3 innings in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 14 Georgia Tech on April 6...Fanned two in an inning of work against No. 8 Fresno State on June 22.

Made 27 appearances, primarily as a situational left-hander out of the bullpen...Recorded a 1-1 record with one save...Struck out 10 and walked nine over 14 innings...Held opponents to a .176 average and posted a 4.50 ERA...Made 12 appearances in ACC play...Earned first career save after working a third of an inning in the March 2 win over Penn State...First career victory came after working a third of an inning at NC State on April 28...Worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings against Towson on March 21 for his longest outing of the season...Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against Rice in the College World Series on June 17...Pitched for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2007...Went 3-1 with a 0.92 ERA in 19 2/3 innings over 14 relief appearances...Allowed just three walks and struck out 17.

2006 Louisville Slugger All-America out of Farragut High School...Four-year standout pitcher and outfielder for coach Tommy Pharr...Posted a combined 36-3 record on the mound...Helped team to state titles in 2003, 2004 and 2006, as well as two top-three national rankings...Two-time Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American and two-time all-state selection...Earned Prep Xtra Player of the Year honors as a senior...Participated in the prestigious East Coast Professional Showcase in 2005...Played summer ball with the Bayside Yankees and Knoxville Yard.

Full name is Robert Anthony Catapano...Born Feb. 18, 1988, in Jacksonville, Fla....Son of Richard and Vicki Catapano...Academic major: Political science.


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