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College Profile: Alec Burns

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ALEC BURNS
West Virginia University

Position: First Baseman/Outfielder
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 225 pounds
Class: Redshirt Freshman
B/T: R/R
Hometown: Amherst
High School: Souhegan

2020 Season

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Played in nine games, including three starts
  • Finished 2-for-12 on the season with a double, two walks and four runs scored
  • Made his collegiate debut as a pinch hitter on Feb. 18 against Canisius
  • Earned his first career start at William & Mary on Feb. 29, finishing 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored

2019 Season

  • Redshirted

High School Highlights

  • Attended Souhegan High and played for head coach Bill Dod, winning a Division II state title in 2016 and serving as team captain in 2018
  • Named a Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and to the Northeast All-Region Second Team in 2018
  • Broke the school’s single-season home run record with 12 homers, was named an all-state honoree, the Perfect Game New Hampshire Player of the Year and a Perfect Game Underclass All-America Honorable Mention in 2017
  • Ranked No. 2 among first basemen and No. 7 overall in New Hampshire by Perfect Game
  • Member of the No. 26-ranked 2018 WVU recruiting class, the highest-rated class in program history at the time

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