Both of those streaks came to an end Tuesday, as UMass defeated BC 3-2 in Amherst for the Minutemen's second consecutive win over BC—the most recent which was on April 2, 2019. The UMass pitching staff silenced BC's potent offense all game, and a wild pitch in the eighth put the Minutemen up for good. The Minutemen struck first in the second inning.
The second game brought a different challenge for UMass: Matt Mikulski, who is now 7-0 and came into the weekend with the third-lowest earned run average in the nation (. Though his ERA now sits at . he has only allowed eight earned runs in nine starts and 54 innings pitched, adding 102 strikeouts in comparison to only 23 walks.