Panther of the Week: Kevin Burgee

Kevin Burgee
Georgia State Athletics

Over the weekend in the Panthers’ home series vs. the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, this senior right-handed pitcher saved both games of the Saturday doubleheader as part of Panther Family Day on April 11. Georgia State won the first game 7-6 and the second matchup 5-3 and Burgee’s two saves made him the all-time Panthers saves leader with 15.

He broke a mark that was previously held by Justin Malone, who played for Georgia State from 2009 to 2012.

Burgee played his high school baseball for Hebron Christian High School in Dacula, Georgia. The Lions of Hebron Christian won a Class A championship in his senior season and the Gwinnett Daily Post named him first-team all county in his senior year of 2011.

At Gordon State, a junior college, he recorded six saves and assisted the team to third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association [NJCAA] World Series.

Last year, he had eight saves, two shy of the Panthers single season record of 10. Burgee also recorded a 2.97 ERA and 31 strikeouts.