The Minutemen are relying on freshman pitcher Carter Knapek to snap losing streak Tuesday afternoon.
Wissman has played under defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham and head coach Mark Whipple at New Hampshire and finished his undergrad at UMass.
Should the field conditions permit it, the Minutemen will finally play their home opener 15 games into the 2017 campaign.
UMass is 0-4 in games decided by one or two runs.
A tight 5-5 game is blown up by a Holy Cross 10-run eighth inning.
Pinkham joins the Minutemen coaching staff after spending the last four seasons with Western Michigan.
Wednesday afternoon’s loss for the Minutewomen was their first in Amherst since the 2014 season.
Down by 18 heading into the halftime and their backs against the wall, the Minutewomen sparked a 22-4 run in the third quarter to erase a 23-point first-half deficit.
Return of Styff, Lawrence bolsters UMass bench heading into Wednesday’s matchup.
The Minutemen collected win against Holy Cross, tied UVM and fell to Bryant over the weekend.
Despite a 4-1 record to start 2016-17, both Malik Hines and Rashaan Holloway feel there is still plenty of work the Minutemen have to do as the season progresses.
Clark scored 16 of his game-high 29 points in the final 5:49 to give the Minutemen a 70-66 win over the Crimson Saturday afternoon at Mullins Center.
Veterans Donte Clark (18 points) and Seth Berger (13) bail out struggling freshman to secure the Minutemen’s third win of the season.
UMass and Temple renewed their rivalry Thursday night in a dramatic 70-67 Minutemen victory.
Minutemen begin stretch of regional play against Huskies today
Minutemen struggle to adjust offensively as they fell to Holy Cross 6-3.
Minutemen surrendered an early lead and failed to catch up afterward
Minutemen ride two-game winning streak and strong recent play into Amherst against the Crusaders.
Outfielder Dylan Morris continues his hot play as the Minutemen topped the Black Bears both Friday and Sunday.
Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Sharon Dawley is dismissed following another losing campaign.