2010 (Sophomore): Made one appearance out of the bullpen, pitching 1/3 of an inning against Sacramento State … Given a medical hardship. Summer 2009: Pitched for the Pittsfield (Mass.) American Defenders in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
2009 (Freshman): Made 17 appearances out of the bullpen … Went 2-0 with a 4.94 ERA in 23 2/3 innings … Tossed two scoreless innings against North Dakota (March 3) … Recorded 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against No. 4 Arizona State (March 15) … Did not allow a run in three innings of work against Western Illinois (March 24), to pick up first win … Recorded a season-high three strikeouts against Baker (April 21) … Also earned his second win against the Wildcats (April 21) … Struck out the side in a scoreless inning of work against Chicago State (April 28) … Allowed just one earned run in his last five appearances.
Warrensburg HS: Lettered four years in baseball for head coach David Liebnitz … A first team all-state pitcher as a senior … His 0.43 ERA during his senior year was the lowest in Missouri high school baseball … A three-time first team all-conference selection … A four-time first team all-district pitcher … Two-time Cy Young staff award … Went 5-3 with two saves and a 1.80 ERA as a junior … Also lettered three years in football … A two-year member of the National Honor Society … Made Honor Roll three times … Played summer ball for Team LineDrive … Coached by former major league player Kevin Seitzer.
Personal: Son of David and Lori Burk … Has a younger brother, Trevor … Communication Studies/Mass Communications major.