FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida SouthWestern State sophomore Mikey Burke has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for one of the most historic NCAA Baseball programs in the country, the Wichita State Shockers, giving the Buccaneers 11 Division I signees from their Suncoast Conference Championship squad.
Burke played in 82 career games for the Bucs, hitting .274 with nine doubles, three triples, and 34 RBIs. Known for his speed, he swiped 33 bases over the past two seasons, including 27 this year to help FSW to the fourth most steals in the NJCAA. As a sophomore, Burke hit .246 with four doubles and 17 RBIs, posting seven multi-hit games for the Bucs.
Burke will join a Shockers program in transition after former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge took over the program in May. WSU went 28-31 last season advancing to the American Athletic Conference semifinals in Clearwater. The Shockers will look to return to the hierarchy of Division I Baseball where they dominated in the late 80's and early 90's, advancing to six College World Series in nine years including claiming the 1989 National Championship behind their now Head Coach, Eric Wedge.
FSW finished their best season in program history 40-14, capturing their first Suncoast Conference Championship and trip to the FCSAA State Tournament. The Bucs' season was highlighted by a pair of wins over defending National Champions Chipola, one over 2018 Juco World Series runners-up Walters State, and a sweep of rival State College of Florida to begin conference play.