05/16/2014 2:27 PM -
Whiting, Ind. – May 16, 2014 – Dayton University pitcher Aaron Glatt is eager to finally put on the uniform and take the field in a game situation again.
After redshirting as a freshman with the Flyers this season, Glatt cannot wait to play with the Northwest Indiana Oilmen this summer.
“I ended up being redshirted due to a very senior-heavy team this year at Dayton, so I got the chance second semester to get stronger in the weight room,” Glatt said. “I did get to compete this past fall and pitch against everybody. I’m looking forward to getting back into the game situations rather than bullpens, which I’ve been throwing throughout the spring.”
Glatt, a 2013 Lake Central graduate, will join former high school teammates Jimmy McNamara and Ryan Bu rvan with the O ilmen. All three were members of the 2012 Lake Central team that won the Class 4A IHSAA State Championship.
“It will be good to get back on the same field with them,” Glatt said. “We’ve won a lot of baseball together wearing LC colors. I’ve been with them for a long time, so it will be good to get back with them.”
Glatt listed the 2013 sectional championship against Munster as one of his most memorable high school games. After pitching the Indians to a 12-2 win over Morton in the sectional semifinal earlier in the day, Glatt looked on as his team pulled out an improbable victory over the Mustangs by rallying for three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Glatt’s repertoire features a four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, changeup and occasionally a curveball.
“This summer I want to work on keeping the ball down and working downhill,” he said. “I’m trying to limit walks and get some good movement with my pitches.”
Glatt becomes the fourth Lake Central graduate and the first-ever Dayton player to wear an Oilmen uniform. He is also the only player from the Atlantic-10 Conference on the Oilmen roster this season.
“I love to compete,” Glatt said. “I plan to work hard and learn some things from some of the guys that have more experience than me. I’m excited to just get back in uniform.”