East Carolina swept today’s doubleheader at Memphis by identical 4-2 scores to sweep the American Athletic Conference series with the Tigers. 

Freshman Alec Burleson got his first weekend start, giving up 2 runs in 4.1 innings. Davis Kirkpatrick picked up the win in relief, while Ryan Ross got the save. 

In the second game, Bryant Packard extended his hitting streak to 17 straight games with three hits, including a home run as the Pirates completed the sweep. 

 Tyler Smith picked up the victory on the mound, allowing two runs on two hits in five-plus innings as he improved to 6-1.

With the two wins the Pirates improve to 30-9 on the season and 8-4 in the American. 

The Pirates return to action on Tuesday night in Raleigh against North Carolina State in what will most likely be a battle of Top 10 teams.