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Burke Grabs Gold Glove Award
06/18/2007

FROSTBURG, Md. — Junior outfielder Bryan Burke (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst (LIU)) has been named a 2007 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division III Gold Glove Award recipient.

Burke, a Mid-Atlantic All-Region All Star Team and All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference First Team selection, was one of just nine players to receive the award throughout the NCAA Division III ranks. He finished the season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage including 83 putouts and 13 assists.

Burke had a highly successful spring despite it being his first season in a FSU uniform. He set the single-season record for hits (66) and ranked 25th in Div. III in triples (6), 39th in stolen bases per game (.64) and 47th in batting average (.426).

He led the conference in triples (6) and hits and finished second in battting average (.426), total bases (103) and stolen bases (27). He also finished third in the league in runs scored (44) and walks (26) and fourth in slugging percentage (.665), on base percentage (.503) and doubles (16).

On the mound, Burke posted a 3.75 earned run average and a 3-5 overall record with one save in 16 appearances. In 50.1 innings he tied for second on the team in strikeouts (37).

Burke helped lead the 2007 Bobcats to a 31-15 overall record and a 13-5 AMCC mark including at least a share of the regular-season title for the third-straight year. This year’s squad became just the seventh team in school history to eclipse the 30-win plateau.

The Bobcats appeared in the AMCC Tournament for the seventh-consecutive season, captured the Tournament Championship for the fifth season in the league’s 10-year existence and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu