2004 SEASON: All-Pacific
Coast Conference honorable mention. ...
Palomar's regular second baseman. ...
Returned to action after breaking the
thumb on his throwing hand when he was
struck by a line drive March 23 in
pregame at Southwestern and batted .297
for the regular season. ... Hitt .304 in
Pacific Coast Conference games.. ... Went
2-for-5 and drove in two runs on Feb. 20
in helping the Comets to an 11-9 win over
Mt. SAC. ... Went 4-for-4 with 2 doubles,
2 walks, an RBI and 3 runs scored as the
Comets opened Pacific Coast Conference
play with a 19-5 victory over San Diego
City College on the road Feb. 28. ...
Went 2-for-4 with a walk and three stolen
bases on the road against Imperial Valley
on March 16. ... Doubled in the bottom of
the seventh inning to drive in 2 runs and
tie the Comets' home game with IVC on
March 18, a contest the Comets went on to
win 6-4. ... Went 3-for-5 in an 8-7 loss
to Grossmont on April 29. ... Was 2-for-4
with a walk as the Comets beat the
Griffins 7-1 on May 1 to take over second
place. ... Reached base four times in
going 1-for-1, walking twice, reaching
base as a hit batter, scoring three runs
and gtting down a sacrifice bunt in
Palomar's regular-season finale, an 11-3
win at San Diego Mesa on May 5. Postseason
a sacrifice fly to drive in a run in the
seventh inning in a Southern California
Regional opener at El Camino College on
May 15, extending the Comets' lead to 7-2
in a game they eventually lost.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for
coach Justin Machado at La Costa Canyon
High School. ... Selected first-team
All-CIF San Diego Section and All-State
after helping lead the Mavericks to
Avocado League and San Diego Section
Division I championships as well
as the Student Sports Magazine National
High School title. ... Was a two-time
All-Avocado League selection. ... Battes
.414 as a sophomore, .300 as a junior and
.405 as a senior for LCC. ... Graduated
with a 3.2 grade-point average.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 25,
1984 in La Jolla. ... Son of Nancy and
Eddie Burke. ... Has one brother, Nick,
17, and one sister, Molly, 12. ...
Grandson of Bob Sexton, who pitched in
the New York Yankees organization. ...
Cousin of Brian Cleary, head baseball
coach at the University of Cincinnati.
Updated on Aug. 14, 2004. Player
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