A six-run fourth inning gives UMass victory over Northeastern at Fenway Park.
Justin Lasko pitched seven strong innings before falling in the eighth.
UMass is 0-4 in games decided by one or two runs.
The Minutemen piled on runs against the Bison, but struggled to move runners across the plate versus Harvard.
Minutemen are set to begin a tough stretch this weekend against the Black Bears
Strong starting pitching wasn’t enough as UMass baseball gets swept by Elon in season-opening series
Without arguably two of their best hitters, the Minutemen hit just .185 over the weekend scoring a combined four runs.
Coach Mike Stone turns to Justin Lasko for opening day start against the Phoenix.
Although the season hasn’t started yet for the Minutemen, injuries to their pitching rotation will be an early season obstacle they must work around.
The Minutemen finished the 2016 campaign nine games under .500, but closed out the year with a three-game sweep against A-10 rival Patriots.
The Minutemen salvaged its lone win of the three-game weekend series Sunday, 6-3.
The Minutemen were held to just six hits behind a strong pitching performance form the Huskies’ Andrew Zapata, and the rest of their bullpen.
The Minutemen used a seven-run eighth inning to propel them to victory over the Spiders on Sunday morning.
The Minutemen squandered three hits and committed three errors in the back end of doubleheader against the Rams.
After scoring 19 runs over the weekend against La Salle, the Minutemen failed to score Wednesday afternoon against the Bobcats, only mustering four hits on the day.
The Minutemen received a complete game from Brandon Walsh, who recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts.
After being suspended for the first 15 games, the Minutemen first baseman and pitcher is slowly working his way back to the level of success he had during his freshman and sophomore seasons in Amherst.
An eight-run fourth inning put the Minutemen out of reach, as they went on to get swept by the Hawks this weekend.
The Minutemen can’t find offensive grooves Saturday afternoon in their 6-1 loss to the Hawks.
Walsh pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless relief in Friday’s game against the Hawks, striking out seven of the 13 batters he faced.