Three days of pool play concluded Thursday night at the 20-team, 20th annual Desert Mountain Softball Invitational. The tournament is now ready for bracket play Friday March 17 and Saturday March 17 at Horizon Park in Scottsdale.
The championship bracket, which features the top eight teams from pool play, is led by three unbeaten teams -- Pinnacle, Hamilton and Desert Vista. All were 4-0.
The matchups for the championship bracket first round -- all at 2 p.m. on Friday are:
Pinnacle vs. Shadow Ridge; Pinahou HI vs. Mountain Ridge, Desert Vista vs. Sahuaro and Hamilton vs. Ironwood Ridge. Championship bracket semis are Saturday at 2 pm followed by the title game at 4 p.m.
The matchups for the silver bracket first round -- teams 9-16 -- all at 4 p.m. on Friday are: Basha vs. Campo Verde, Chandler vs. Horizon, Chaparral vs. Red Mountain and Corona del Sol vs. Desert Mountain. Silver bracket winners semis are at 8 a.m. on Saturday and losers bracket semis at 10 a.m. The silver bracket championship and final round games are at noon.
The matchups for the bronze bracket (teams 17-20) o be played on Saturday at 8 a.m. are: Millennium vs Centennial and Queen Creek vs. Highland.