Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2013: Appeared in 10 games, starting eight on the mound for Holy Cross ... Went 4-1 with a 5.73 ERA ... Struck out 21 batters in 37.2 innings of work ... Earned his first victory of the season against Yale (3/24), working 7.0 innings ... Struck out a season-high five batters in a win over Hartford (4/2) ... Also had wins against Lafayette (4/7) and Army (4/28).
2012: Made 10 total appearances, starting in eight games … Recorded a 3-1 record in 41.2 innings pitched … Posted a 5.18 earned run average, while striking out 21 batters on the season … Picked up the victory against Boston College (3/20), while posting a season-high ﬁve strikeouts in a season-best seven innings of work … Also had wins over Charlotte (3/6) and Brown (4/18) … Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Made 14 appearances, starting four contests … Finished with a 0-4 record and two saves … Had an ERA of 6.65 in 43.1 innings of work … Ranked second on the team with two saves, coming against Bucknell (4/10) and Siena (4/27) … Struck out 22 batters … Pitched a seasonhigh 8.1 innings in his start at UConn (3/22), allowing two runs on six hits and striking out one … Allowed one hit in two innings of work versus St. Joseph’s (3/7) … Struck out a season-high four batters in a start against Bucknell … Earned his ﬁrst start at Virginia Commonwealth (3/11), pitching ﬁve innings and allowing three runs … Allowed 35 runs (32 earned) on 53 hits total.
2010: Did not appear in any games.
High School: Played three years of varsity baseball as a pitcher and ﬁrst baseman under head coach Pat Piro at the Brunswick School ... Named team captain and team MVP his senior season ... Helped lead team to its ﬁrst league championship in 26 years (2009) ... Won the team award for top offensive player as a senior and top pitcher as a sophomore and junior ... All-FAA conference selection (2009) ... Also played for Team Connecticut Baseball (summer AAU team), aiding team to back-to-back national championships at the 18-under Sandlot World Series (2008-2009).
Personal: Born Christopher Matthew Kono on June 14, 1990 in New York, N.Y. ... The son of Garitt and Fran Kono ... Has one brother (Nick) ... Graduated from the College of Holy Cross with a degree in Economics May 2013.