SPRING 2013: Through May 12th, Yuto has started 41 of 47 games for Dixie State and is carrying a .331 batting average with 26 runs scored and 20 RBI, 27 walks, 7 strikeouts, 11 sacrifice flies, and has been hit by pitch 7 times in 121 plate appearances.
SPRING 2012: Playing for Dixie State Kata hit .287 (35-122) in 52 games with a homer and 18 RBIs.
HIGH SCHOOOL: 2011 - Juan Diego High School won its third straight Region 11 and State Championship in a row in St. George this spring. The team, which included seven strong seniors, won 14 straight during the season, losing only one before the playoffs. Second baseman Yuto Kata was named to the First Team All-State.