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Softball Championship Information

Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Farrington Softball Stadium (ASU)
510 S. Athletes Pl.
Tempe, AZ 85287

Rose Mofford Softball Complex (RM)
9833 N 25th Avenue
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

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A (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.  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 (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.  The state tournament will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 4A: Eight (8) automatic bids, eight (8) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

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.

  • 3A: 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 champs will be guaranteed as the designated home team in the first round even if the region champ is the lower seed in the matchup (if the first round game is between two region champs, 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: 10 automatic bids, six (6) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

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State Tournament Schedule

6A:
1st Rnd A/B: Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:15 a.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd A/B: Tue., May 2, 2017, 4 p.m., High Seed
1st Elim A/B: Thu., May 4, 2017, 5:30 p.m., RM
3rd Rnd A/B: Thu., May 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m., RM
2nd Elim A/B: Tue., May 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m., RM
Semi A/B: Thu., May 11, 2017, 4 & 6:30 p.m., RM
Elim Semi A/B: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m., RM*
Final: Mon., May 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m., ASU

5A:
1st Rnd A/B: Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:15 a.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd A/B: Tue., May 2, 2017, 4 p.m., High Seed
1st Elim A/B: Thu., May 4, 2017, 5:30 p.m., RM
3rd Rnd A/B: Thu., May 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m., RM
2nd Elim A/B: Tue., May 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m., RM
Semi A/B: Thu., May 11, 2017, 4 & 6:30 p.m., RM
Elim Semi A/B: Fri., May 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m., RM*
Final: Mon., May 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m., ASU

4A:
1st Rnd: Sat., April 29, 2017, 10:15 a.m., High Seed
2nd Rnd: Tue., May 2, 2017, 4 p.m., High Seed
Semis; Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m., RM
Final: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m., ASU

3A:
1st Rnd: Sat., April 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., RM
2nd Rnd: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7 p.m., RM
Semis; Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:15 a.m., RM
Final: Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m., ASU

2A:
1st Rnd: Fri., April 28, 2017, Time TBD, RM
2nd Rnd: Fri., May 5, 2017, 5 p.m., RM
Semis; Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:15 a.m., RM
Final: Mon., May 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m., ASU

1A:
1st Rnd: Sat., April 29, 2017, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m., RM
2nd Rnd: Fri., May 5, 2017, 5 & 7 p.m., RM
Semis; Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:15 a.m., RM
Final: Mon., May 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m., ASU

*if Necessary
Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: Wed., April 26, 2017, 4 p.m., High Seed

5A: Wed., April 26, 2017, 4 p.m., High Seed

3A: Wed., April 26, 2017, 4 p.m., High Seed

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change