Mechanicsville, VA (PressExposure) January 05, 2009 -- Four-times All-Star and current Virginia Titans 12U travel league pitcher / infielder Joseph Burns # 7 helped his team finish undefeated in the regular season. Earlier in the season the right-hander from Mechanicsville pitched a 1 hitter against RBA East, and has since been credited with several wins and saves, and several pickoffs. He's a slugger too with one of the top batting averages, and two out-of-the-park homers this season including one Grand Slam. When he's not on the mound he can be found playing other infield positions, usually second or third base. Burns has started in each of his past 180 games. He is a formidable opponent both on the field and in the classroom. Currently, Burns is a sixth grader and straight-A student at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He's only 11 years old but already gaining attention from top tier teams. Tom, Josephs father said "Joseph has been playing baseball since he could walk; he really loves the game...I've watched his skill on the field accelerate over the years through his own drive and genuine desire to do well." His pitching instructor, Guy Hansen, was a familiar name in the Richmond Braves organization. Ronnie Cox, the Titans head coach, is also the High School baseball coach for New Kent. On 11/01/2008 USSSA power ranked the Virginia Titans 2nd in the State of Virginia and 18th in the U.S. OK TO MODIFY, RELEASE AT WILL, BEFORE 01/31/2009
POSSIBLE INTERVIEWS / CONTACTS Joseph Burns (Contact his father Tom Burns) Ronnie Cox, Head Coach, New Kent, Virginia Guy Hanson, Josephs Pitching Instructor Stonewall Jackson Middle School, Mechanicsville, VA Tom Burns, Joseph's father, Mechanicsville, VA
CONTACT: Tom Burns 8116 Castle Grove Drive Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Phone: 804-687-3972, Tj.firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO'S: Photo of Joseph Burns in Titans Uniform, PDF's of Power Ranking, and PDF of local travel league standings. Available via email upon request.
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