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“Phenomenal kid”: Morton’s Burns overcomes father’s passing with help from coach

Updated: May 9

Collin Burns
Morton's Collin Burns steps into the batter's box during a game against IVC. Jonathan Michel/Clutch Sports Media

MORTON — Morton’s baseball team has made many in Potter Nation feel proud.

The Potters carry a 21-5 record as of Wednesday morning while playing a challenging schedule and an 8-3 mark in Mid-Illini play, tied for the top spot in the conference. But there’s a few people who can feel extra proud of what the team, and specifically sophomore Collin Burns, has done. 

Burns, a multi-sport athlete who also plays basketball, has played baseball “as long as he can remember”. He comes from a family that loves baseball, with his brother, Brennan, playing for the Potters in the mid-2010’s and his father, Bob, introducing him to the game at a young age. 

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