The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Burke heads a young pitching staff. He mixed a four- and two-seam fastball, change-up, and curveball.
"He's very composed, sure of himself," Haverford coach Bob Castell said. "And that carries over to his teammates."
Burke, who also plays first base and is a cleanup hitter, was matched Tuesday against Episcopal senior righthander Russell Rhoads, who will continue his career at Penn.
"Going up against someone like Russell, who is a tough competitor, I was incredibly focused on pitching and not too worried about hitting," Burke said after improving to 3-0.
After Episcopal's Mark Washington touched Burke for a leadoff homer to right-center field in the third inning, Haverford's Kevin McGowan responded in the bottom half with a three-run shot in the same direction.
"We're very young and a lot of our pitchers are raw, but we can swing it with anyone," Burke said.
James McConnon (3 for 3) opened a four-run third with a single up the middle. Pinch-runner Benny Bagnell later scored on a throwing error. With his blast from the left side, McGowan drove in Tommy Toal (single) and Mike Solomon (walk).
The Fords, runner-up to Malvern Prep in Inter-Ac play last season, moved to 8-2 overall.
Burke, also a golfer, was used mostly as a reliever last year.
"It was a good learning experience," he said. "I was thrown into crazy situations, with the game usually on the line. That makes you a better pitcher."
The Churchmen (4-7) closed the gap to 4-2 in the sixth. Haverford junior Nick Greco steered clear of trouble in the seventh.
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WP: Connor Burke. LP: Russell Rhoads. HR: EA-Mark Washington; HS-Kevin McGowan.