Jason Burkes

Jason Burkes
Number: 20
Class: Senior
Hometown: New Castle, Pa.
High School: Union
Position: Outfielder
Player bio:

2012: One of two players to start and appear in all 41 games for the Panthers … the team’s primary leadoff hitter, he hit .273 and recorded 30 free passes, the most on the team … scored 35 runs and drove in 20 … swiped a team-best 17 bases to rank among the top 10 in the AMCC … hit .308 in conference play with 10 RBIs … totaled three hits and four runs against Swarthmore (March 9) … went 4-5 with three runs scored and four RBIs against D’Youville (April 17) … drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 5-4 win over Mount Aloysius (April 28) … posted 10 multiple-hit games.

2011: Appeared in 30 games, starting in 25 games … hit .376 with nine doubles, 33 runs scored, and 18 RBIs … Tied for seventh in the AMCC with 13 stolen bases, went 13 of 14 on the season … Had two doubles, two RBIs, a stolen base, and a run scored in a three hit day against Penn State Harrisburg (March 20) … Had a season high four RBIs against Penn State Altoona (April 15) … Stole multiple bases in two games.

Personal: The son of Robert and Marianne Burkes … a health and physical education major.