Buffalo at BGSU
Game 1: UB wins 10-4
Game 2: UB wins 4-3
One more win by Buffalo and they'll be crowned as regular season MAC champs & will be the top seed going into Wednesday's festivities. A loss here and they'll be cheering for Akron.
CMU at WMU
Game 1: WMU wins 6-4
Game 2: CMU wins 5-3
The Chips are still clawing their way into the playoffs. Akron's loss to Kent makes Central the only team that's below the top-8 teams in the MAC, but could still make their 11th strait appearance in the MAC tournament. I'll explain in the next series recap.
Toledo at EMU
Game 1: Toledo wins 4-0
Game 2: EMU wins 10-4
This is where things get really interesting. Bowling Green, Toledo and Eastern Michigan are all tied up with 12-14 records, but tiebreakers make things a little bit easier to figure out.
BGSU > Toledo
BGSU > CMU
EMU > BGSU
Toledo > CMU
CMU > EMU
Since BGSU and Toledo both have tiebreak wins over Central, they're both automatically in the tournament. So here are the possible scenarios that could happen today & what the final bottom seedings would look like:
-BGSU wins, Toledo wins, CMU loses:
6. BGSU, 7. Toledo, 8. EMU, CMU out.
-BGSU wins, Toledo wins, CMU wins:
6. BGSU, 7. Toledo, 8. CMU, EMU out.
-BGSU wins, EMU wins, CMU (wins/loses):
6. BGSU, 7. EMU, 8. Toledo, CMU out.
-BGSU loses, Toledo wins, CMU wins:
6. Toledo, 7. BGSU, 8. CMU, EMU out.
-BGSU loses, Toledo wins, CMU loses:
6. Toledo, 7. EMU, 8. BGSU, CMU out.
-BGSU loses, EMU wins, CMU (wins/loses):
6. EMU, 7. BGSU, 8. Toledo, CMU out.
Central really needs EMU to fall to Toledo in that series finale if they want any shot at a MAC championship, and it'll be exciting to see how these last three seeds get finalized.
NIU at Ball St
Game 1: Ball State wins 3-2
Game 2: Ball State wins 14-3
Ball State pretty much won Friday's game from the get-go, scoring 7 runs in the very first inning on four hits. NIU started off as the potential 3-seed and have now slipped down to the 4 spot. The outcome of today's matchup will be the deciding factor of who will be the 3 and 4 seeds.
Kent St at Akron
Game 1: Kent State wins 5-4 (17 innings)
Game 2: Kent State wins 4-3
This sure has turned into a neck-and-neck race as to who could be the #1 seed in the tournament, hasn't it? Being out hit 13-4 in yesterday's game, Akron will not be able to play in the tourney, but will wrap things up today at 1 pm.
Ohio at Miami
Game 1: Miami wins 12-7
Game 2: Miami wins 13-6