Mike Burke, the most called upon starter in UB Baseball history, has been selected in the 30th round ot this seasons Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
During his Junior season where Burke was named First Team All-MAC playing both Short Stop and as one of Buffalo's top pitchers. At the plate he batted .266 with 21 RBI and nine doubles, with a career-best fielding percentage of .950... had nine multi-hit games. Last summer he was named to The Perfect Game’s Summer College All-America Team after a big season for the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League he led the league with 65 innings pitched and had miniscule 0.55 earned run average, with 56 strikeouts and just nine walks allowed.
This past year he had a career year as a hitter, going 324 with three home runs and 20 RBI's. At the same time he was solid as Buffalo's "Sunday Starter". On the mound Burke started 15 games, going 6-5 with four complete games and an ERA of 3.33.
He joins Tyler Mautner, also drafted this season. It's the first time in the modern era that UB has had two players drafted in a single year and the third year in a row where a Bull has been pulled during the draft.