Palomar Comets Baseball
HIGH SCHOOL: La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, CA)
NCAA DIV. I COLLEGE: Transfer from UC Riverside
PERSONAL: Born April 3, 1986, in La Jolla.
... Son of Eddie and Nancy Burke. ... Has a brother,
Joey (21), and a sister, Molly (14). ... Joey Burke
played two seasons as Palomar's starting second baseman
and is the starting center fielder at Chico State.
2006 SEASON: A part-time starter at all 3 outfield
positions for the
Comets. ... Battled through a pair of early injuries and
batted .338 during the regular season (.355 including
the post-season). ...
Delivered a pinch-hit double to drive in a run against
Los Angeles Pierce on Feb. 16. Went 2-for-4 with a
double and an RBI against Cerro Coso on Feb.17. ... Went
3-for-4 and drove in 2 runs vs. Orange Coast on Feb. 21.
... Was 1-for-2, singled to drive in a run and got down
a pair of sacrifice bunts as he returned from his second
injury to help Palomar to a 16-3 road win over San Diego
City College on March 4. ... Singled in a run to help
spark a 4-run first inning in a 12-1 win over
Imperial Valley on March 9. ... Went 2-for-4 with a
triple and 3 RBIs in the Comets' 6-4 win at Grossmont on
March 16. Delivered a 2-run single to highlight
Palomar's 3-run first inning. ... Doubled in 2 runs in
the first inning to get the Comets untracked in a 15-1
victory over Mt. San Jacinto on April 13. ...Went
3-for-4 with a double against Chaffey on April 13. ...
Was 2-for-2 with a double vs. Grossmont on April 20. ...
Went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Comets clinched no worse
than a tie for the Pacific Coast Conference championship
by beating San Diego City College 10-3 on April 29. ...
Drove in a run on a squeeze bunt in the sixth inning to
help Palomar beat San Diego Mesa to wrap up the
conference title on May 4. ...
California Regionals Round 1
Singled to drive in a run
vs. Rio Hondo on May 14. ... Went 3-for-3 with a double
against the Roadrunners later the same day.
2005 SEASON: Red-shirted at UC Riverside.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead La Costa Canyon to-back-to
back CIF-San Diego Section Division I championships in
2003 and 2004. ... Was a key performer as the Mavericks
won the mythical 2003 Student Sports Magazine national high school championship,
then slugged the game-winning home run in 2004 as they
beat Fallbrook in the Division I finals. ... Was LCC's
defensive Player of the Year and a second-team
All-Avocado League selection.
(Updated on May 24, 2006)