|Josh Burnett 23
GENERAL: A talented pitcher with a heavy fastball and tremendous breaking pitch...Composed and confident on the mound...Above-average velocity and ability to mix and locate pitches effectively make him difficult to hit.
AS A FRESHMAN: Allowed just one earned run in 11.2 innings of work...Made four appearances and one start...In the start, Burnett fired a six inning, complete game gem in a shutout of Vermont (4/16)...Gave up only two hits and struck out three Catamounts en route to the win...Posted a 0.77 ERA on the season and notched 10 strikeouts against just nine walks...Opponents batted .209 in Burnett’s limited duty.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered for three years in baseball and basketball at nearby Bethlehem High School...Selected as Honorable Mention All-Area as a junior and senior in baseball.
ROSSI ON BURNETT: “Josh enjoyed some success last season, and we are hoping he can build off that this year to be an impact player. He is capable of surprising some people and developing into one of our more consistent pitchers.
STRENGTHS: Location, Velocity, Confidence