The opening week of the MIAA Tournament served up several compelling storylines, as is the case every year.
A No. 1 seed fell in the Round of 32, as did the No. 1-ranked team in New England Baseball Journal's end-of-regular-season MIAA Top 10. A handful of low seeds have emerged as legitimate state championship contenders in all five divisions.
A reminder that our MIAA Tournament hub is updated daily with results and schedules. Bookmark that page for the next 10 days. We are also factoring state tournament performances in our MIAA Player of the Year vote. We selected the 10 finalists for the award at the start of the state tournament.
Here's a list of five takeaways from the opening week of the MIAA Tournament.