Championship Information

Baseball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Goodyear Baseball Complex (GBC)
1933 S. Ballpark Way
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Hi Corbett Field (HCF)
700 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, AZ 85711

Hohokam Stadium (HS)
1235 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

Surprise Baseball Complex (SBC)
15390 N. Bullard Ave.
Surprise, AZ 85374

Tempe Diablo Stadium (TDS)
2200 W. Alameda Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Admission Fees

State Tournament All Rounds:
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming of any postseason event must be done through AZPreps365.com and/or NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school may broadcast using the following two options:

YouTube or Ustream broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has YouTube or Ustream account, it can simulcast the event for free through AZPreps365.com by working with the athletic director.

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

None of the above for broadcasting: Please contact the AIA at info@azpreps365.com with a request to stream an event.

State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round A/B: Sat., April 28, 2018, 11 a.m., High Seed
Second Round A: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS
Second Round B: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., HS
First Elimination A: Fri., May 4, 2018, 4 p.m., TDS
First Elimination B: Fri., May 4, 2018, 4 p.m., HS
Third Round A: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m., TDS
Third Round B: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m., HS
Second Elimination A/B: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS
Semifinals A/B: Fri., May 11, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Sat., May 12, 2018, See Bracket, TDS*
Final: Tue., May 15, 2018, 7 p.m., TDS

5A:
First Round A/B: Sat., April 28, 2018, 11 a.m., High Seed
Second Round A: Mon., April 30, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS
Second Round B: Mon., April 30, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., HS
First Elimination A: Thu., May 3, 2018, 4 p.m., TDS
First Elimination B: Thu., May 3, 2018, 4 p.m., HS
Third Round A: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m., TDS
Third Round B: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m., HS
Second Elimination A/B: Mon., May 7, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS
Semifinals A/B: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Fri., May 11, 2018, See Bracket, HS*
Final: Tue., May 15, 2018, 4:00 p.m., TDS

4A:
First Round A/B: Sat., April 28, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed
Second Round A/B: Mon., April 30, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed
First Elimination A: Wed., May 2, 2018, 4 p.m., TBD^
First Elimination B: Wed., May 2, 2018, 4 p.m., TBD^
Third Round A: Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m., TBD^
Third Round B: Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m., TBD^
Second Elimination A/B: Sat., May 5, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TBD^
Semifinals A/B: Wed., May 9, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TBD^
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Sat., May 12, 2018, See Bracket, TBD*^
Final: Mon., May 14, 2018, 7 p.m., HCF

3A:
First Round: Fri., May 4, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., SBC
Quarterfinals: Sat., May 5, 2018, 1 p.m., SBC
Semifinals: Sat., May 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m., SBC
Final: Mon., May 14, 2017, 4 p.m., HCF

2A:
First Round: Fri., May 4, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., GBC
Quarterfinals: Sat., May 5, 2018, 11 a.m., GBC
Semifinals: Fri., May 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m., GBC
Final: Mon., May 14, 2018, 7 p.m., TDS

1A:
First Round : Fri., May 4, 2018, 4 & 6:30 p.m., GBC
Quarterfinals : Sat., May 5, 2018, 11 a.m., GBC
Semifinals: Fri., May 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m., GBC
Final: Mon., May 14, 2018, 4 p.m., TDS

* - if necessary

^ - In the 4A neutral site games leading up to and including the championship game, if the contest is an all-Southern Arizona matchup, the game will be played in Tucson at a neutral site location to be determined.

In the 4A championship game:

  • If the championship game is between a team that has gone undefeated in the winners bracket of its pool and a team that has advanced to the championship game with one loss in its pool, the championship game will be at a neutral site location closest to the undefeated team’s location in either Metro Phoenix or Metro Tucson.
  • If the teams in the championship game are either both undefeated in their pool or both have one loss, the championship game will be played at a neutral site location closest to the higher-seeded team’s location in either Metro Phoenix or Metro Tucson.

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: Wed., April 25, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed

5A: Wed., April 25, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed

4A: Wed., April 25, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed

3A: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A, 4A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region, except 6A Southern, will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The automatic bid in 6A Southern will be the winner of the No. 1 Tucson division team vs. the No. 1 Yuma division team. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. In addition, any 4A region champion in the play-in tournament will be reseeded to be at minimum a No. 16 seed to be guaranteed a home game. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. After a first round single elimination game, the state tournament will become double elimination with a single game championship.

  • 6A: Teams ranked No. 1 to 8 and and eight (8) conference play-in winners

3A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on region standings, the top two teams in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • In 3A North, only the champion and runner-up from the region tournament are guaranteed a spot in in the play-in and/or state tournament brackets. 
  • 3A: Twelve (12) automatic bids and four (4) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams; however, the region champions will be guaranteed as the designated home team in the first round even if the region champion is the lower seed in the matchup (if the first round game is between two region champions, the higher seed will be the designated home team). The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 2A: Eight (8) automatic bids and eight (8) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

1A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on region standings, the top two teams in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams, and will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 1A: Ten (10) automatic bids and six (6) at-large qualifiers based on ranking