|High School:||St. Ignatius|
2011: Started 43 games as a freshman, playing mostly at shortstop while also serving as the team’s mid-week starting pitcher... at the plate, Burke batted .261 with 19 runs batted in and 41 total hits... had 10 multi-hit and four multi-RBI games... hit a home run in his first collegiate game, against New Mexico State (2/26)... as the team’s pitcher, he made five starts and threw 23.1 total innings, striking out 17... named to the Prospects League All-Star team for the Lorain County Ironmen, batting .344 with 10 extra-base hits and 28 runs batted in over 52 games.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for the St. Ignatius Wildcats... led the team to a 21-5 record as a senior, batting .420 with five home runs and 29 runs batted in... as a junior, he broke the school’s batting average record after hitting .573, a mark that still stands... made the First Team All- Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference as a junior and a senior... member of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Seven County All Star Team as a junior... helped the Wildcats to three sectional championships, two district championships and two appearances in the state championship’s final four.
Personal: Born August 27, 1992... son of Michael Burke and Christine Ellzey... will major in Nursing... volunteered at the William Patrick Day Early Childhood Center... was also recruited by Cleveland State, Michigan, Kansas State, Xavier and MAC rivals Miami (OH) and Kent State... also enjoys playing basketball, working out and watching movies... favorite music is heavy rock and R&B.