The Minutemen open up championship play vs. Richmond at noon on Wednesday.
The Minutemen will close out their home schedule this Thursday, Friday and Saturday vs. the Colonials.
With six Atlantic 10 games remaining, the Minutemen are tied for fifth with the Flyers in the conference standings.
The Minutemen will play host to the Spiders this weekend on Earl Lorden Field.
The Minutemen will take on the Huskies at 3 p.m. on Earl Lorden Field.
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BEFORE UMASS: Was a three-year letterwinner at shortstop under coach John Seed at New Bedford High School ... Named a Massachusetts All-Star as a senior and Team MVP ... Selected to the Standard-Times Super Team and tabbed a Big 3 All-Star in 2009 and 2010 ... Hit .365 as a senior and was 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts ... Also played basketball freshman and sophomore years ... Was a four-year honor roll student ... Played Legion ball with Post 1 and helped the team to a first-place record of 17-3 in 2010.
PERSONAL: Born Joshua David Messier on Jan. 14, 1992, in New Bedford, Mass. ... Son of Dennis Messier and Dawn Davidian ... Has two siblings, Aaron Messier and William Davidian ... Brother, Aaron, plays baseball at Westfield State ... Brother, William, ran track at Northeastern ... Plans to major in Sport Management.
JOSH MESSIER'S CAREER STATISTICS