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 rights of all postseason events are held by 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 or third party may broadcast using the following two options:

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.

Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event." Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to possible rights fees. click here for agreement

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*
State Championship: 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*
State Championship: 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*^
State Championship: 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
State Championship: 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
State Championship: 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
State Championship: Mon., May 6, 2019, 5:30 p.m., ASU

* - if necessary

Note: Neutral site games are subject to relocation. Factors include, but are not limited to: location of high seed, contractual obligations, broadcast commitments, seating capacity and travel considerations of participating schools.

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