As a Freshman (2013)
Made 14 appearances, including two starts ... batted .067 (1-for-15) with two walks and two runs scored ... threw out 2-of-10 (20.0 percent) base stealers ... went 1-for-1 with a run scored against Princeton (April 17) ... walked and scored a run in a start at Columbia (April 9) ... went 0-for-2 at East Carolina (March 3) in first-career start ... finished 0-for-1 in collegiate-debut against FGCU (Feb. 15).
At St. Joseph
A four-year letterwinner for the Cadets ... served as team captain as a senior ... earned first team all-state honors as a senior ... a two-time first team All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference selection ... earned 2012 honorable mention Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-America and first team All-Northeast Region accolades ... an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior ... also earned four football letters.
Joseph Michael Burns ... born in Bridgeport, Conn. ... son of Kenneth and Donna Burns ... has an older sister, Rachel, an older brother, Kenny, and two younger sisters, Isabella and Monica ... chose St. John's for its baseball tradition and strong academics ... lists his parents as the people he most admires ... lists Jose Reyes as his favorite athlete ... majoring in sport management.