The MIAA season has reached its half-way point, and state championship contenders have emerged in every division.
New England Baseball Journal contributor Matt Feld joined host Dan Guttenplan on The Base Path Podcast to expand on his 5 Takeaways From the First Half of the MIAA Season.
Feld still likes his preseason prediction of Franklin to emerge as the champion of Division 1, which has seven teams in our most recent MIAA Power Rankings.
“Taunton is going to have a rematch with Franklin this week,” Feld said. “I think Taunton’s pitching is what makes them so lethal. They’ve got so many guys that fit in a starting pitching role. They remind me of the Xaverian team in 2021. (Xaverian coach) Gerry Lambert said, ‘I don’t know if we’ve got a No. 1, but we’ve got five No. 2s.’ Taunton is going to have a chance in every game. At the very least, the pitchers will keep you in the game, but they’re not shutting other teams down.”