Buffalo at BGSU
Game 1: UB wins 10-4
Falling down to the potential 7-seed isn't exactly how the Falcons wanted to start the series off, but there's not much they can do about that now. They're two games away from playing on Wednesday, so they better figure something out before they're known as "that one team that should've made the MAC tournament but ended up collapsing in the last weekend of the year".
Okay, so they probably wouldn't be remembered quite like that, but still.
CMU at WMU
Game 1: WMU wins 6-4
Western? You're not supposed to be winning right now, you're not even able to participate in the tourney next week! Central needs to win these last two games against their in-state rival... or else!
(They're actually one game out, but I just wanted to say "...or else!")
Toledo at EMU
Game 1: Toledo wins 4-0
The Rockets can breathe a little bit easier winning the series opener at Oestrike Stadium. Since Bowling Green swept Toledo in the regular season, BG wins the tie-breaker for the 6 seed. Akron's loss to Kent State gives EMU some breathing room, but not enough for comfort.
NIU at Ball St
Game 1: Ball St wins 3-2
Well, good news for NIU: no harm to them in the standings. Good news for Ball State: you won your one stinkin' game. Four more teams still have to play their way in by Saturday.
Kent St at Akron
Game 1: Kent state wins 5-4 (17 innings)
Serious '#MACtion' went down at Canal Park. It's a really corny hashtag, yes, but 17 innings later, you can use whatever the heck hashtag you feel like. Akron needed a win here to jump over EMU as the potential 8-seed, but they will live to fight another day or something like that.
Ohio at Miami
Game 1: Miami wins 12-7