2012: Main second baseman off the bench for UMES, playing in 23 games with 19 starts ... had four extra base hits among seven hits on the season in 60 at bats ... led all reserves with six runs scored ... earned first hit as a Hawk with a triple at Gardner-Webb (2/17) ... drove in first run with RBI triple vs. Cornell (3/4).
High School/Club: Lettered in baseball at Patrick Henry High School ... named first-team all-conference third baseman as a senior, second-team as a junior ... named second-team all-conference pitcher junior year ... district tournament champion junior season ... named Western Valley District All-Academic Team all four years ... played for the Roanoke Badgers, winning state championship twice.
Personal: Born Apr. 9, 1993 in Roanoke, Va. ... son of Tim and Nancy Burton ... has a brother, Tim ... major is pre-physician's assistant ... pregame routine includes listening to Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks ... personal best sports moment is hitting a three-run home run against district rival Franklin County ... lists high school coach Aaron Haigler as person who influences him most for making him the player he is today ... plans to become a physician's assistant upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect." ... hobbies include hunting and fishing ... favorite movie is "Jarhead" ... personal athletic goal this season is to bat over .300 ... personal athletic goal upon graduation in to be an all-conference player.