The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior infielder and catcher led the Red Raiders to a 27-4 record and the Division II-AA state championship this past season. Also the 2021 Division II-AA Mr. Baseball winner, Kinney posted a .480 batting average with 10 home runs, 50 RBI, 35 runs scored and an OPS of 1.529. He batted a combined .590 in conference play and the playoffs, and hit .700 with a home run and six RBI in the state tournament.
Kinney has maintained a 3.81 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at the University of South Carolina this fall, but is projected as an early round selection in July’s Major League Baseball draft.
A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society, Kinney has volunteered locally as a summer camp counselor and as a youth baseball coach.