Rudyard’s Burton Signs with Finlandia

RUDYARD – Rudyard senior student-athlete James Burton announced his commitment to Finlandia University and its baseball program on Wednesday.

A pitcher, Burton went 8-2 with 83 strikeouts in 2017, leading the team in innings pitched and games started on the mound.

“It (Finlandia) was small. Kinda reminded me of Rudyard,” Burton said. “Everyone kind of knows everyone. The baseball team was very friendly. They really just welcomed us in right away.”

Burton joins a Finlandia program that went 8-24 in 2017.

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