North­eastern won its fifth Base­ball Beanpot cham­pi­onship on Monday, and second in the past three years, beating UMass, 5–3, at his­toric Fenway Park.

The first thrill is to play on this field, there’s no ques­tion about that,” said man­ager Neil McPhee. “It’s a life­time moment for every kid that can step on this field and then to win it, it’s obvi­ously icing on the cake. It’s a huge, huge perk to this pro­gram and the four teams that can come on this field and live their dream.”

The Huskies jumped out to a 3–0 lead in the top of the third inning, stringing together four hits in a row, including a leadoff double by out­fielder Matt Miller who scored on a single by out­fielder Frank Compagnone.

North­eastern added single runs in top of the sixth and sev­enth innings. In the sixth, the Huskies played some small ball. Infielder Ryan Maguire bunted for a hit, stole second base and scored on a single by Miller.

Miller’s been a hit machine all year long,” McPhee said. “He’s an on-​​base machine, he never strikes out.”

In the sev­enth, North­eastern again used its speed to man­u­fac­ture a run. Second-​​baseman James Don­aldson stole second base after a one-​​out walk and scored on a double by out­fielder David Gustafson.

UMass was held score­less until the bottom of the ninth inning when they scored three runs on four hits and ben­e­fited from a hit batsman and an error by the Huskies’ first baseman. After cut­ting the lead to 5–3, UMass had run­ners on first and second and the win­ning run at the plate, but pitcher Dan Zehr got UMass’ Mike Gedman to ground out to first to end the game.

Northeastern’s starting pitcher, Les Williams, scat­tered four hits through five innings, striking out five and walking only two. He earned his first win of the season.

It was a great feeling,” he said of win­ning his first game of the year. “I haven’t had any deci­sions this year, so it was a good one to get. Eight tries and the first one at Fenway Park.”

The 18–11 Huskies will face Bryant Uni­ver­sity on Tuesday at Friedman Dia­mond at 3 p.m.