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Cory Burns
Cory Burns


Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195




Arizona Career Stats (PDF)

Arizona 2009
Experienced right-hander could handle several roles for Wildcats ... Likely to begin as a middle reliever and set-up man, but could also get shot at Sunday starting role or a mid-week job ... Offers deception with his pitches as a side-arm thrower.

Arizona 2008
Season: Made 15 appearances on the season - all out of the bullpen ... Posted a 4.98 ERA and a 3-0 record ... Struck out 23 batters against 12 walks in 21.2 innings pitched ... Coral Gables Super Regional (June 6-8): Pitched 2.1 innings in Game 2 of series, limited Miami to two runs - one earned - while allowing one hit, three walks and striking out two ... Arizona State (May 22-24): Pitched one shutout inning in series finale, while striking out one batter and allowing one hit ... Stanford (May 17-19): Allowed one run on three hits in one inning pitched in third game of series ... at Cal (May-2-4): Turned in 1.1 scoreless innings of work while allowing just one hit ... San Diego State (April 29-30): Appeared in both games of series, combining for 1.2 innings of shutout ball, allowing two hits and struck out two ... April 22-23 (New Mexico): Appeared in second game of mid-week series, working three shutout innings and matching his season high with four strikeouts ... at USC (March 20-22): Appeared in second game of series, working 0.2 innings allowing no base runners in UA's 10-2 victory ... UNLV (March 4-5): Pitched 2.2 innings in mid-week series, allowing only one run and one hit ... Sacramento State (Feb. 29 - March 2): Appeared in second game of series, throwing 1.2 innings and allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts.

Arizona 2007
Season: Appeared in a team-high 26 games, all out of the bullpen ... Went 3-1 with two saves, a 3.62 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings pitched ... Did not give up a single run from Feb. 27-March 25, a span of eight appearances and 12 1/3 IP ... Washington (May 18-20): Tossed one scoreless inning with one K on May 20 ... USC (May 12-14): Worked 1/3 of an inning against the Trojans ... at Washington State (April 20-22): Tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts in two appearances ... Cal (April 5-7): Earned his second career save with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of work in a 15-12 Arizona win ... Northern Colorado (March 24-25): Appeared in two games and worked a combined three scoreless innings ... Morehead State (March 20-21): Picked up wins in both games of the two-game set ... Did not give up a run and struck out a career-high four batters in a career-long 2 2/3 innings of work in the series opener ... Tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up his third win of the year in the series finale ... at Hawaii (March 9-11): Won his first career game with three Ks in 1 2/3 scoreless innings of work ... Eastern Michigan (March 2-4): Struck out four in two appearances and 2 1/3 innings of work ... at UNLV (Feb. 23-25): Appeared in all three games of the series ... Picked up first career save in the series opener after working a scoreless ninth in a 6-5 UA win ... Utah Valley State (Feb. 6-7): Struck out three in two scoreless innings in the series finale ... Gonzaga (Feb. 2-4): Appeared in two games over the weekend ... Struck out two in 1 2/3 innings pitched.

Arizona 2006
Appeared in 13 games and made one start ... Went 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in 17 1/3 innings pitched ... UNLV (May 6-7): Surrendered just one run in two innings of work in two appearances. Struck out two and walked none ... at No. 19 Arizona State (May 2): Worked two scoreless innings, surrendering just one hit ... at Washington (April 28-30): Appeared in one game and worked a scoreless inning of relief ... Southern Utah (April 25-26): Tossed one scoreless inning of relief, striking out two ... Loyola Marymount (Feb. 3-5): Appeared in his first collegiate game, and struck out a season-high three batters in 1 2/3 innings of work.

High School
Graduated from Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Ariz., in 2005 where he earned four varsity letters in baseball for coach Rob Kiepke ... Named to the 2005 Arizona Baseball Coaches Association All-State team ... 2005 region player of the year ... Three-time all-region honoree from 2003-05 ... Tossed the first no-hitter in Mountain Ridge history ... Went 10-1 with a 1.10 ERA and 120 strikeouts on the mound in his senior year ... Team went 31-4 overall his senior season and won the 5A Northwest league title with a 14-1 record ... Also earned three varsity letters in golf.

Summer Leagues
Participated at the 2004 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.

Full name: Cory Wade Burns ... Born 10/9/87 in Phoenix ... Son of Dave and Linda Burns ... Father is a graduate of Arizona State, mother from Colorado ... Majoring in regional development ... Lists playing golf as his main hobby.