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.