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NO. 24

JOEY

BURKE

SECOND BASE

BATS: BOTH; THROWS: RIGHT

5-9, 170, Age 19, Freshman

La Costa Canyon High School, La Costa CA

Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.

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 — Hit 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.

(Note: Updated on Aug. 14, 2004. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)

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