It was the culmination of a busy night and, perhaps, a turning point for Burgess, who Logan Coach Roger Gertz said isn't as aggressive as he should be.
Burgess struck out seven Nitro batters with four walks and had a single that knocked in a run and a sacrifice fly that added another RBI.
"He always tells me that I need to get more aggressive out here," said Burgess, half-brother of former Logan standout Taylor Crouse. "I actually got into trouble in our last game. I hit a liner and we had a runner on second who went to third. He was waving him in, then stopped him. On that, he said I should wait to see where the ball is thrown and I should've gone to second and didn't. I had gotten thrown out the inning before. He's saying I need to go all out all the time."
Burgess is in a tough spot. The expectations are high from Gertz, who was a third baseman during his playing days and said Burgess - also a third baseman - "has a lot of talent."
"I told him that the other day when we came back from the beach," Gertz said. "I told him, 'I've been on you too bad. I'm going to back off. I play third and I expect you to do everything I did in 20-some years.'
"I was really pleased with what he did here tonight."
Nitro's Tyler Barton had two hits and an RBI, which came on a squeeze bunt in the fourth inning.
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