The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association state baseball tournament is back after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
The tournament will begin on June 18, although it will have a different format than when teams last battled for state titles in 2019. This season, there will be no undisputed Super 8 champion, as the MIAA’s Tournament Management Committee voted in April to put a four-year pause on the popular Division 1A tournament.
The committee found a problem with the fact that there were no Super 8 options for female athletes, causing a possible Title IX gender equity issue. Nonetheless, there will still be four state champions crowned on July 3 — at the Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 levels.
Here’s a look at 25 players who could impact MIAA state championships.