2015: Made 28 appearances out of the bullpen for the Retrievers, working mainly as the closer for the team... Finished with a 4-2 record with a 2.40 ERA with a UMBC single season best six saves in 41.1 innings pitched, striking out 55 batters... Issued 30 walks with just 11 earned runs... His 28 appearances are a single season best in program history... Threw two innings, picking up a win against Albany, fanning five batters... Named to the America East All-Conference First Team... Named to America East Honor Roll.
2014: Appeared 20 times out of the bullpen for the Retrievers, recording the first two saves of his career… Worked 27.0 innings during the year, striking out a staff-best 33 batters and allowing just 26 hits… Held opponents to a .245 batting average… Earned his first career save by tossing 1.2 innings to complete UMBC’s 3-0 shutout of local rival Coppin State on April 16 at Joe Cannon Stadium… Struck out four batters in a 1.2-inning outing against the Eagles on April 23 at Alumni Field… Finished the Retrievers’ 4-3 win at Georgetown on May 7 with a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save.
2013: Made eight starts going 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA as a freshman… Pitched three scoreless innings, facing the minimum nine batters in his first career start against Binghamton on March 16… Blanked the Bearcats in a seven-inning, complete game effort in New York on Apr. 21 for his first career win… Struck out a season-high three batters at conference rival Albany on Apr. 27… Held Hartford scoreless over five innings on Apr. 6, but was no-decisioned.
Background: As a senior he helped Robinson win the District title for the first time in four years… Named a member of the First Team All-District squad as a pitcher and a utility player... Also selected to the First Team All-Northern Region (Va.) and as an Honorable Mention on the Washington, D.C. All-Metro squad… Named Second Team All-State as a utility player.
Personal: Son of Bill and Shannon Mikush... Has one sibling, Zhanna... Undecided in his major, but plans to major in economics... Born Sept. 29, 1993.