Chase Burns, a collegiate baseball pitcher, grew up in a family of sports lovers. He is the youngest of two kids of his parents: David and Trinetti Burns, who were instrumental in his athletic pursuits.
The Tennessee alumnus is the only one pursuing baseball in the family- his father is a former college football player, while his sister played basketball.
But it won’t keep their enthusiasm off from seeing Chase with baseball pitches at the Tennessee Volunteers.
On June 19, 2023, in the first round of the 2023 Men’s College World Series, he pitched six scoreless innings. It advanced the Volunteers to the second round knocking out Stanford with a 6-4 win.
The baseball potential in Burns is a story since his early days that would see a shape after he enrolled at Station Camp High School.
In his senior year in 2021, he transferred to Beech Senior High School & made 0.50 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 56.1 innings pitched.
Even though Chase was the 20th-round pick of the San Diego Padres in the 2021 MLB draft, he opted to attend college instead.
He enrolled at the University of Tennessee in 2022 & concluded his freshman year with an 8-2 record, 2.91 ERA & taking 103 strikeouts from 80.1 innings.
It earned him the Freshman Pitcher of the Year honor.
Chase Burns Parents: David & Trinetti Burns
Born on January 16, 2003, Chase Burns is the son of David and Trinetti Burns. His parents met while serving in the United States Navy.
Since his dad & mom were on deployment, he was born in Naples, Italy, before they settled in Gallatin, Tennessee. He is an American by nationality.
According to his parents’ Facebook profile, they married on January 9, 2000.
Aside from Chase, they have a daughter (elder one) named Brenna Burns.
Before joining the military, David, Chase’s father, pursued college football at Division II North Greenville College.
Moreover, he pursued a Master’s degree in Religion at Liberty University.
David’s Facebook profile showcases his passion for bodybuilding, highlighting his active involvement in events such as the TBT Knox Classic 2014.
Currently, he resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife, Trinetti, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Parents Inspired Him To Sports
In the interview with Craig Cozart, Chase was asked about the most influential person in his life while growing up. He mentioned that it was his father, David.
Chase said his father introduced him to baseball and always supported him. Although his father never coached one of his teams, he dedicated a significant amount of time to help Chase refine his skills and improve daily.
Moreover, he mentioned that a military family background propelled him to physical fitness & athletics that would embark on his passion for baseball.
Growing up in a military household taught him the value of discipline and commitment in everyday life. He attributed these qualities instilled by his parents to his current success and achievements.
Chase’s parents proudly display their deep affection for their children on Facebook. Their profile is brimming with highlights of Chase’s accomplishments and triumphs, from his childhood successes to his present achievements.
Chase Burns Has An Elder Sister
Chase has an older sister named Breanna Burns. Like him, she was also active in athletics during her college years- she preferred to play basketball over baseball.
Currently, Breanna is pursuing a Master of Science in Counseling at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (class of 2025).
She previously studied Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, graduating in 2022.
Before that, Breanna attended Volunteer State Community College.
Both Breanna & her brother Chase went to Station Camp High School.
On her Facebook, she often shares pictures with her boyfriend named Jack. Further detail about their relationship is not out, but it seems Breanna’s mother supports them.