Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
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Athletic Director:
John Woods


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5-8 1/2, 170, Age 20, Sophomore

La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif.

Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.



2005 SEASON: Played a key role as Palomar advanced to the State Championship game, the first San Diego County team to do so in 31 years. ... Voted to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team by conference coaches. ... Entered the State Final Four batting .308 in his second season as the Comets' regular second baseman and wound up hitting .284 for the season. ... . Hit .316 in the Pacific Coast Conference with 3 home runs, 2 doubles and 20 RBIs, tied for second-best on the team. ... Leads the club with 12 sacrifice bunts. ... Leads the team with 31 runs scored on the season, and is second on the club in stolen bases with 11 on 13 attempts. ... Has batted .426 four his last 21 at-bats entering the Final Four. ... His 2-run single in the bottom of the ninth tied the Comets' March 1 game vs. San Diego City College, which the Comets won 5-4 moments later. ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and 2 steals in a 4-1 victory over San Diego Mesa on March 3. ... Slugged a 3-run homer and drove in 4 runs in a 22-4 win on the road vs. Imperial Valley on March 8. ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and 2 RBIs March 15 in a 14-8 win over San Diego City College. ... Slugged a 2-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Comets beat San Diego Mesa 9-2 on March 31. ... Went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in an 11-4 victory over Grossmont on April 5. ... Went 2-for-4 in a 16-1 win over Imperial Valley on April 12. ... Was 2-for-4 as the Comets downed San Diego Mesa 2-1 on April 23. .... Went 2-for-3 in a 11-1 win over Mesa on April 26. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in 2 runs in a 6-3 win over Grossmont on May 4. Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Went 3-for-6, drove in a run and stole a base as the Comets beat Santa Barbnara City College 7-4 in 11 innings to complete a 2 games to 0 sweep in the club's first-round Southern California Regional playoff series. Super Regionals — Hero of the Comets' championship run in the Palomar Super Regional May 20-22 that put them into the State Final Four for the first time in history. ... Singled with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to drive in the winning run on May 21 as the Comets rallied from a 6-0 deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Cuesta 7-6 and stay alive in the tournament. Also singled in Palomar's 6-run ninth. ... Made an over-the-shoulder catch sprinting toward center field in the bottomof the 10th inning to preserve a 5-4 win over Southwesternt the following day that put the Comets in the championship game. The play came with the bases loaded and 2 outs. If the ball, off the bat of the Jaguars' Arturo Reyes, would have fallen in, Southwestern would have won and the Comets would have been eliminated. ... Was on base 3 times in the championship-game 6-2 victory over the Jaguars on a walk, a double and as a hit batter. Also had a sacrifice bunt in the game. State Final Four — Singled and walked as the Comets knocked off eventual State Champion Santa Rosa 10-5 on the first day of the Final Four Championships in Fresno on May 28. ... Doubled, walked and stole a base as the Comets beat host Fresno City College 12-9 in the winners' bracket finals on May 29 ... Drove in Palomar's only run with a ground ball to the right side in a 5-1 loss to Santa Rosa on May 30, when the Bear Cubs prevented the Comets from winning the State title and forced an extra game in the double-elimiination tournament. Santa Rosa then beat the Comets for their first State Championship in 52 years.

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. ... Batted .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, 18, and one sister, Molly, 13. ... 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 June 3, 2005. Player biographies are updated at least weekly during the season.)

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