Ben Burke
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Whittier, Calif.

High School:
La Serna HS '09

Last College:
Santa Ana College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

2013: Went 0-2 over five starts and 11 total appearances...posted a 6.14 ERA in 22 innings with 12 strikeouts and 14 walks...Made the start on senior day against UC Santa Barbara, allowing two runs on four hits in 3.2 innings with three strikeouts and two walks...Also started against Washington, Utah, Sacramento State and Saint Mary's...Recorded his first career save on April 30 against Santa Clara after tossing a scoreless ninth inning in an 11-9 victory.

2012: Made 16 appearances, including three starts, in his debut season... First UC Davis career start came against Utah on Feb. 20... Started against then-No. 1 Stanford on Feb. 28, striking out three Cardinal batters in 2.2 innings of work... Also started at San Jose State on May 15 and threw a season-high 5.2 innings, giving up just two runs while striking out three... Struck out a season-high four batters in 5.0 innings of work at UC Riverside on Apr. 21... Finished with 5.23 ERA and a 2-3 record after giving up 19 earned runs on 33 hits in 32.2 innings of work... First win came on Apr. 14 against Pacific where he struck out three in 2.1 innings of work.

SANTA ANA COLLEGE: Selected as Orange Empire Conference Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore, helping Dons capture fifth straight league title... Posted 7-5 record with 3.21 ERA in 2011... Made All-OEC second team as a freshman... Finished 6-2 with 73.0 innings that year.

LA SERNA HS '09: All-Del Rio League honoree in both baseball and football... Added DRL Pitcher of the Year accolades as a senior... Compiled 2.02 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 66.0 innings... Also an all-league honoree at DH, batting .369 with .516 on-base and .692 slugging... Passed for 2,050 yards as a senior to earn league MVP nod.

PERSONAL: Born in Whittier, Calif.... Majoring in organizational studies... Parents are Richard & Stephanie Burke... Middle child of a baseball family, along with brothers Matt (23) and Connor (19)... Rich pitched in the Kansas City Royals system, Connor was drafted by the Marlins in 2011, Matt played for Austin College.

CAREER STATISTICS:

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IPs H R ER BB SO BAA
2012 5.23 2-3 16 3 0 0/1 0 32.2 33 20 19 22 21 .273
2013 6.14 0-2 11 5 0 0/0 1 22.0 30 19 15 14 12 .337
Career 5.60 2-5 27 8 0 0/1 1 54.2 63 39 34 36 33 .300

SINGLE-GAME SEASON AND CAREER HIGHS:

Statistic 2013 Career
Innings Pitched 4.1 vs. Utah, 2/24/13 5.0 at UC Riverside, 4/21/12
Strikeouts 3 vs. Washington, 2/16/13 4 at UC Riverside, 4/21/12
Pitches 78 vs. Utah, 2/24/13 Same