Josh Burns
2016-17 Baseball
NO
1
POS
OF
YR-EXP
SO-1L
B/T
R/R
HT
5-10
WT
195
HOMETOWN
Center, Texas
PREVIOUS SCHOOL
Center HS
Josh Burns

UT TYLER AWARDS
- ASC All-Academic (2017)

SOPHOMORE (2017): Burns hit .269 with 21 hits and 15 runs scored in his second season with the Patriots… He finished the year with 11 RBI, four stolen bases, and the team’s highest fielding percentage (1.000)… Burns played in 21 games, highlighted by a two hit, 2-run, and 1 RBI performance against McMurry... Also scored three runs and had an RBI in a game at Louisiana College… His five multi-hit games helped propel the Patriots to an ASC Championship and trip to the Regionals.

FRESHMAN (2016): Josh Burns hit .298 with 28 total hits that included six doubles, a triple and a grand slam at Sul Ross in his first season with the Patriots... Burns played 26 games in the outfield and finished the year with 16 RBI... He had two RBI against Pacific Lutheran in the NCAA regional tournament... He finished the regional with four hits, including going 2-for-4 against Trinity... Burns had seven multi-hit and four multi-RBI games in 2016 and helped the Patriots to the ASC Championship. 

PRIOR TO UT TYLER: Was a Class 4A All-State honorable mention selection at Center High School.. Earned first-team all-district all four years at Center for head coach David Sheppard... Also played football at CHS... Hit .430 and had 20 stolen bases as a senior.

PERSONAL: Son of John Michael and Holly Burns. Has three siblings, Luke, Jesse and Levi. 

MAJOR: Marketing

CAREER ASPIRATION: Pharmaceutical Representative

WHY UT TYLER: "I chose UT Tyler because it offers a great business education. The baseball team also helped my decision significantly in coming to UT Tyler. It means being apart of a special team and brotherhood."

Year  avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2016....  .298 34-26 94 16 28 6 1 1 16 39 .415 10 8 14 5 .411 0 1 4-7 51 6 4 .934
2017....  .269 25-21 78 15 21 2 1 1 11 28 .359 4 4 13 3 .326 3 1 4-7 42 0 0 1.000
TOTAL...  .285 59-47 172 31 49 8 2 2 27 67 .390 14 12 27 8 .373 3 2 8-14 93 6 4 .961
CAREER ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Most times grounded into DP: t-4th (8)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Highest fielding pct.: t-1st (1.000 in 2017)
Most times grounded into DP: t-2nd (5 in 2016)