Championship Information

Softball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Arizona State University - Farrington Softball Stadium (ASU)
510 S. Athletes Pl.
Tempe, AZ 85287

Rose Mofford Softball Complex (RMSC)
9833 N. 25th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021

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 post season contest must be done through AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHSNetwork.com.  Games broadcasts by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for post season.  If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network is not broadcasting, a school may broadcast using the following two options:

YouTube or Ustream broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a post season event and has YouTube or Ustream account, they can simulcast the event for free through AZPreps365.com by working with their Athletic Director.

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting:  If a school plans to stream a post season event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, they 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, 10:15 a.m., High Seed
Second Round A/B: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed
First Elimination A/B: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8 p.m., RMSC
Third Round A/B: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8 p.m., RMSC
Second Elimination A/B: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals A/B: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m., RMSC
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Fri., May 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m., See Bracket, RMSC*
Final: Mon., May 14, 2018, 7:45 p.m., ASU

5A:
First Round A/B: Sat., April 28, 2018, 10:15 a.m., High Seed
Second Round A/B: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed
First Elimination A/B: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6 p.m., RMSC
Third Round A/B: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6 p.m., RMSC
Second Elimination A/B: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals A/B: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m., RMSC
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Fri., May 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m., See Bracket, RMSC*
Final: Mon., May 14, 2018, 5:30 p.m., ASU

4A:
First Round A/B: Sat., April 28, 2018, 10:15 a.m., High Seed
Second Round A/B: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4 p.m., High Seed
First Elimination A/B: Thu., May 3, 2018, 4 p.m., TBD^
Third Round A/B: Thu., May 3, 2018, 4 p.m., TBD^
Second Elimination A/B: Tue., May 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m., TBD^
Semifinals A/B: Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m., TBD^
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Fri., May 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m., See Bracket, TBD*^
Final: Tue., May 15, 6:30 p.m., TBD^

3A:
First Round: Sat., April 28, 2018, 3 & 5 p.m., RMSC
Second Round: Fri., May 4, 2018, 8 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals; Sat., May 5, 2018, 12 p.m., RMSC
Final: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:45 p.m., ASU

2A:
First Round: Sat., April 28, 2018, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m., RMSC
Second Round: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals; Sat., May 5, 2018, 10 a.m., RMSC
Final: Tue., May 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m., ASU

1A:
First Round: Sat., April 28, 2018, 9 & 11 a.m., RMSC
Second Round: Fri., May 4 2018, 4 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals; Sat., May 5, 2018, 10 a.m., RMSC
Final: Mon., May 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m., ASU

* - 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: Wed., April 25, 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 the 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. The state tournament will be double elimination with a single game championship.

  • 6A: Teams ranked No. 1 to 8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners
  • 5A: Teams ranked No. 1 to 8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners
  • 4A: Teams ranked No. 1 to 8, 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 bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 3A: Twelve (12) automatic bids, 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, 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. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

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