Bryan Burke begins his first season with the ThunderBolts in 2012. Last year, his third in professional baseball, he was a member of the Calgary Vipers of the North American League hitting .302 with 28 RBIs. He spent 2008 and 2009 as a member of Texarkana of the Continental Baseball League. In 2005-06 he spent his college years at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus. He attended Lindenhurst High School.