2007 USA Baseball Junior National Team

Matt Purke, LHP/1B
Purke, a left-handed pitcher and first baseman, was a First Team All-District pitcher last season as a sophomore at Klein High School in Spring, Texas, where he struck out 66 batters in 49 innings pitched and was 5-3 with a 1.43 ERA for the Bearkats. In 65 at-bats, he also batted .308. He was a member of the 2006 USA Baseball Youth National Team that won the gold medal at the Pan Am Games.