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ECU junior pitcher/outfielder Alec Burleson was officially named to the 2019 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team roster.

On Monday evening, USA Baseball officials announced the entire 26-man roster, making it the second consecutive year that an ECU player has made the team.

Jake Agnos, Bryant Packard make the team last year, and current ECU head coach Cliff Godwin was also selected last year as a hitting and third base coach. Last year, team USA had a 12-3 record throughout its games.

This past season, Burleson led ECU in hits, batting average, doubles and multi-hit games with a .370 batting average, 23 doubles, 91 hits and 16 multi-run games during the 2019-2020 season.

Burleson pitched in 24 games and starting nine times with a 6-2 record, five saves and a 3.28 ERA.

He is widely known as one of the best two-way players in the country, being nominated for the 2019 John Olerud National Player-of-the-Year Award and was also named to five All-America teams as the utility player.

One of his best appearances of the season came against the University of Campbell during the NCAA Greenville Regional on June 3. Facing elimination, Burleson led ECU from the mound, throwing for five innings which helped ECU advance in the regional and gave Burleson his 11th career win.

Burkeson also achieved a career high 10 strikeouts in one game during a game against Monmouth on Feb. 23.

Burleson has also achieved greatness in academics as well. He has been a 2018 AAC All-Academic Selection, an ECU Director of Athletic Honor member six times and a 2019 Third-Team Google Cloud Academic All-American.

Burleson has a 3.959 cumulative GPA and is a business management major. Team USA will play against Cuba tonight at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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