2009 Second-Team All-Summit League
Appeared in 24 games, including 10 starts, during his senior season … went 8-4 with three saves and a 6.15 ERA as he battled nagging injuries for much of the season … tossed 77.2 innings, striking out 72 and walking 31 … turned in arguably best performance of his career with complete game effort against No. 30 Wichita State (March 24) … allowed a run on five hits while striking out seven with no walks in 8-1 win over the Shockers … fanned a season-high 10 batters in seven innings against IPFW (May 1) … allowed three earned runs and struck out nine in 7.1 innings against Western Illinois (April 25) … earned the win over South Dakota State in Summit League championship game, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings.
Earned Second-Team All-Summit League honors... made 14 appearances with two starts... posted a 3-0 record with a 3.12 ERA... fanned 36 batters with 14 walks in 34 2/3 innings pitched... became a force during the second-half of the season, beginning with his first collegiate victory against Centenary on April 19... entered the contest in relief in the third inning and only allowed one earned run over 7.0 innings with a career-high 12 strikeouts... earned second win with first-career complete game against Oakland on May 10... surrendered only one run on seven hits against the Golden Grizzlies... pitched the final three innings to keep ORU in the contest against Southern Utah in the Summit League Championship, allowing only two hits with five strikeouts... tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in NCAA Regionals against Cal Poly, Kent State and No. 5 Arizona State before surrendering three runs in the final inning of ORU’s season-ending loss to the Sundevils.
Prior to ORU
Attended Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Calif., the last two seasons... named all-conference both seasons.
2006 graduate of Liberty High School in Bakersfield, Calif... a standout football player at Liberty High... named team MVP his junior season... set school record with 13 interceptions in a season.
Full name is Jeffrey Donald Burleson... son of Donald and Bridget Burleson... born on Jan. 28, 1988 in Bakersfield, Calif.