Eddie Burns
37
R-Jr.
RHP
6-6, 220
B/R, T/R
Hiram, Ga.
(Hiram)

An excellent all-around athlete with a tall, strong body....Limited to just two appearances in his first two seasons due to shoulder injury....Now healthy, has good velocity on his fastball, and throws a breaking ball and a change-up.

2007: Enjoyed his first healthy season as a Yellow Jacket....Led Tech rotation with a 3.58 ERA....retired all nine batters he faced in relief 2/23 vs. Duquesne....went the distance on a five-hit shutout 3/21 at Georgia State....followed that up with career-high 10 strikeout performance in eight-inning effort vs. Georgia Southern 3/27....also recorded 10 strikeouts in 5.2 inning outing vs. NC State 4/21....selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round of the June Draft....helped Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to Cape Cod League championship during the summer....worked a scoreless inning as the starting pitcher for the East Division in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game 7/28 at Wareham....Member of the 2007 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

  • "Eddie Burns defies the odds and earns his way back". See story from local "newspaper".
2006: Made only appearance of the season in relief on 4/4 vs. Georgia Southern after returning from shoulder surgery....made three relief appearances for Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League during the summer.

2005: Made collegiate debut with his only appearance of the season 3/25 at Miami before having season-ending shoulder surgery....awarded red-shirt due to shoulder injury.

High School: A four-year letter-winner at Hiram High School....Received the varsity pitching award all four years....Also a four year letterman as a quarterback at Hiram....Played summer ball with the East Cobb Yankees in 2003 and 2004, winning the Connie Mack world Series in 2003 when he posted an 8-1 record and 1.69 ERA in 57.2 innings.

Personal: Edwin Tyler Burns....Born Sept. 21, 1985 in Jackson, Miss.....Son of Tom and Patti Burns....Father, Tom, played minor league baseball for the Twins, Mariners, Indians and Mets....Uncle, Steve Burns, played football at the Air Force Academy....Majoring in Management.

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year     W-L   ERA    GS-G   CG  SV    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO   Avg.  
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 2005     0-0  33.75    1-0    0   0    1.1    4   5   5   3   1   .571 
 2006     0-0   INF     1-0    0   0    0.0    3   3   3   0   0  1.000
 2007     3-3   3.58   18-12   1   0   70.1   69  40  28  17  66   .256
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 Career   3-3   3.89   20-12   1   0   71.2   76  48  31  20  67   .271