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, Active Military and Senior Citizens (62 and over)
Children five and under admitted free

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Championship Programs: Kukulski Brothers Publishing

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 spolansky@aiaonline.org with a request to stream an event.

2018-19 State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round A/B: Tue., April 30, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed
Second Round A/B: Thu., May 2, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed
First Elimination A/B: Sat., May 4, 2019, 1 p.m., RMSC
Third Round A/B: Tue., May 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m., RMSC
Second Elimination A/B: Wed., May 8, 2019, 6:30 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals A/B: Fri., May 10, 2019, 5:15 p.m., RMSC
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Fri., May 10, 2019, 30 minutes after semifinal, RMSC*
Final: Mon., May 13, 2019, 7:45 p.m., ASU

5A:
First Round A/B: Tue., April 30, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed
Second Round A/B: Thu., May 2, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed
First Elimination A/B: Sat., May 4, 2019, 1 p.m., RMSC
Third Round A/B: Tue., May 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m., RMSC
Second Elimination A/B: Thu., May 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals A/B: Sat., May 11, 2019, 10 a.m., RMSC
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Sat., May 11, 2019, 30 minutes after semifinal, RMSC*
Final: Mon., May 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m., ASU

4A:
First Round A/B: Tue., April 30, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed
Second Round A/B: Thu., May 2, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed
First Elimination A/B: Sat., May 4, 2019, 11 a.m., RMSC^
Third Round A/B: Tue., May 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m., RMSC^
Second Elimination A/B: Thu., May 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m., RMSC^
Semifinals A/B: Sat., May 11, 2019, 10 a.m., RMSC^
Elimination Semifinals A/B: Sat., May 11, 2019, 30 minutes after semifinal, RMSC*^
Final: Tue., May 14, 2019, 7:45 p.m., ASU^

3A:
First Round: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., RMSC
Second Round: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals; Sat., May 4, 2019, 11 a.m., RMSC
Final: Mon., May 6, 2019, 7:45 p.m., ASU

2A:
First Round: Fri., May 3, 2019, 11 a.m., 4 & 6 p.m., RMSC
Second Round: Sat., May 4, 2019, 9 a.m., RMSC
Semifinals; Fri., May 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m., RMSC
Final: Tue., May 14, 2019, 5:30 p.m., ASU

1A:
First Round: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9 & 11 a.m., RMSC
Second Round: Fri., May 3 2019, 8 p.m., RMSC
Semifinals; Sat., May 4, 2019, 11 a.m., RMSC
Final: Mon., May 6, 2019, 5:30 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 24, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed

5A: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed

4A: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed

3A: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed

2A: Wed., May 1, 2019, 4 p.m., High Seed

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games.  Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 will earn an automatic bid to the state 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 be a single elimination first round, followed by a double elimination format with a single game championship.

  • 6A, 5A: Teams ranked No. 1 to 8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

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 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. In addition, any region champ in the play-in tournament will be reseeded to be at minimum a No. 16 seed to be guaranteed a home game. 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 be a single elimination first round, followed by a double elimination format with a single game championship.

  • 4A: 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 matches. Based on region standings, the top team 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 the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 3A: Teams ranked No. 1 to 8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on the region standings or the region tournament (as determined by the region), the top two (2) 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 the overall ranking of the 16 teams, and 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 12 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