|High School:||Claremont High School|
1999: Was a great help to the starting rotation...Pitched complete nine-inning games in two of his final three starts against Pacific and Nevada...Started nine of the 16 games he appeared in...Finished the season with a 4-3 record...Was fourth on the team in ERA at 5.48...Lead the team and was among the league leaders with 55 strikeouts...Earned Big West Player of the Week honors.
1998: Led the team with five wins ...Was second on the team with a 5.77 ERA...Had two complete games...Started in 14 of 15 appearances...Had 95 strikeouts and only 50 walks...Gave up only one earned run and struck out ten in complete game vs. Cal Poly on Mar. 21...Gave up only two runs and struck out seven in a complete game vs. Pacific on May 15 in his final appearance of the season...Led the Big West in K's per nine innings.
1997: Appeared in nine games as a freshman, all out of the bullpen...Struck out 12 batters in 14 innings pitched...Finished the season with a 1-0 record and an 11.57 ERA...Also had one at bat vs. Nevada.
High School: Attended Claremont High School under head coach Jack Helber...As a senior batted .437, hit two homeruns and drove in 20 RBI...In addition, he went 3-11 with an ERA of 3.21...As a junior and senior was selected First team All-Baseline League...Has the record for the longest streak without striking out at Claremont with 79 at bats.
Personal: Kinto was born on July 24, 1978 in Pomona, CA...Favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers...Favorite movie is Major League...Majoring in Biology...Would some day like to be a chiropractor...The son of Tom Kinto and Sandy and Don Arkle.