A.J. was an honorable-mention Great Northwest Conference all-star in 2012, when he went 3-0 with four saves and a 2.25 ERA. He had 31 strikeouts in 36 innings.
He played at Linn-Benton Community College in 2010-11 and was a second-team NWAACC Southern Division all-star as a sophomore.
Burke graduated from Glencoe High School in Hillsboro in 2009 and was a second-team 6A all-state and first-team all-Pacific Conference selection as a senior. He was also an all-Pacific Conference quarterback.