Chad Donato


Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Class: Jr.
B/T: R/R
Hometown: Cypress, Texas
HS/Last School: Cypress Woods HS


2015 (So.)
  • Named to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Team
  • Made 15 appearances with 14 starts and notched a 7-6 record
  • Led WVU starters with a 3.07 ERA and threw a team-high-tying 96.2 innings while finishing second on the team with 76 strikeouts.
  • Walked 20 and allowed 33 earned runs while recording one save
  • Struck out a career-best 10 batters twice, against Butler on April 12 and at Oklahoma State on May 20
  • Allowed a career-low four hits three times, vs. Illinois on March 1, at Kansas State on April 4 and vs. Butler on April 12, all coming with at least 6.0 innings on the mound
  • Pitched a career-high 9.0 innings on March 29 against Charleston Southern, allowing no runs on five hits with four strikeouts
  • Gave up no earned runs on four hits in 8.0 innings on March 1 vs. Illinois

2014 (Fr.)

  • Made four relief appearances, striking out one in 3.1 innings with a 2.70 ERA
  • Pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout in career debut at UNC Wilmington (3/23)
  • Did not allow an earned run in each of his first three appearances against UNC Wilmington (3/23), TCU (4/5) and Penn State (4/8)

High School

  • Three-year lettermen at Cypress Woods High
  • Recorded four wins, 40 strikeouts and a 0.90 ERA in 20.0 innings of work in 2012
  • All-District 17-5A First Team (2013)
  • All-District 17-5A Honorable Mention (2012)
  • Rawlings/Perfect Game All-Texas Region Second Team (2013)
  • Perfect Game High Honorable Mention All-American (2012)
  • Ranked No. 500 nationally, No. 252 right-handed pitcher nationally and No. 81 player in Texas by Perfect Game


  • Son of Louis and Anita Donato
  • Has three sisters
  • Birthday is June 3
  • Enrolled in general studies
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


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