2014 (at Duke): Took the mound in 16 games, starting one … Went 0-1 with a 6.59 ERA with 13 strikeouts over 13.2 innings … Made his Duke debut Feb. 15 versus Binghamton, pitching 1.2 innings in the first game of a season-opening doubleheader … Struck out a season-high three batters at UNC Greensboro Feb. 18 … Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings against Saint Louis Feb. 22 … Earned the start against Princeton March 19 … Allowed just four extra base hits for the season, all doubles.
2013 (at Holy Cross): Appeared in 10 games, starting eight on the mound ... 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 March 24 against Yale, working 7.0 innings ... Struck out a season-high five batters April 2 in a win over Hartford ... Also had wins against Lafayette April 7 and Army April 28.
2012 (at Holy Cross): Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Made 10 total appearances, starting in eight games … Recorded a 3-1 record in 41.2 innings pitched … Posted a 5.18 ERA, while striking out 21 batters on the season … Picked up the victory March 20 against Boston College, while posting a season-high ﬁve strikeouts in a season-best 7.0 innings of work … Also had wins over Charlotte March 6 and Brown April 18.
2011 (at Holy Cross): Made 14 appearances, starting four contests … Finished with an 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 ... Struck out 22 batters ... Pitched a season-high 8.1 innings March 22 against UConn, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out one ... Yielded one hit in 2.0 innings of work March 7 versus St. Joseph’s ... Struck out a season-high four batters in a start against Bucknell ... Earned his first start March 11 at Virginia Commonwealth, allowing three runs over 5.0 innings ... Recorded saves April 10 against Bucknell and April 27 versus Siena.
2010 (at Holy Cross): 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.