2012: Made 10 total appearances, starting in eight games … recorded 3-1 record in 41.2 innings pitched … Had an ERA of 5.18 … Struck out 21 batters on the season … Picked up victory and had season-highs of 7.0 innings pitched and five strikeouts versus Boston College (3/20) … Also had wins versus Charlotte (3/6) and Brown (4/18) … Allowed 28 runs (24 earned) on 43 hits … 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 43-1/3 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 season-high 8-1/3 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: Son of Garitt and Fran Kono ... Has one brother (Nick) ... Majoring in Economics and Visual Art History.
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