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RailCats sign Dattolo to first pro contract

Contact: Jared Shlensky
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GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of pitcher Ottavio Dattolo on Wednesday afternoon. Dattolo replaces pitcher Tyler Harris on the RailCats 23-man active roster.  

Dattolo recently finished his senior season at Butler University with a perfect 4-0 record and 1.55 ERA in 29 innings pitched. Dattolo held opponents to a .223 batting average and finished second on the team with four saves this season. Dattolo struck out nine batters in 10.1 innings as a junior for the Bulldogs in 2016. Prior to attending Butler, Dattolo spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Ill.

Harris went 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in five games (four starts) for the RailCats. In 14 innings, Harris struck out nine hitters and walked just four. Harris earned a hold in his season debut on May 22nd against the Kansas City T-Bones with a scoreless inning of relief and tossed five shutout innings in his first start of the season on May 24th against Kansas City.

The RailCats resume their seven-game homestand and four-game series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. Southpaw Braulio Torres-Perez (1-0, 6.27) makes his first home start of the year against RedHawks right-hander Dylan Mouzakes (2-1, 4.29).

Wednesday’s game is another NorthShore Health Centers Wednesday. Visit NW Indiana NorthShore Health Centers for complimentary reserved seat tickets to every NorthShore Health Centers Wednesday game! 

Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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