Last night for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes former Buckeye catcher and 2009 Big Ten Player of the Year Dan Burkhart made his professional debut.
Burkhart a 10th round selection of the San Fransico Giants went 1-for-4 in an 11-2 loss.
Burkhart was promoted to the Short Season A-Level Northwest League after kicking off his professional career with a blistering run in the Arizona League for the Giants' Rookie Ball team. In five games in Arizona Burkhart batted .333; 6-for-18, with a double, a triple, a home run, while driving in three runs. Burkhart posted a whopping 1.121 OPS in Arizona.