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Championship Information

Baseball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

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

Tempe Diablo Auxillary Fields (TDAF)
2200 W. Alameda Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282

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

* - Ticket prices contingent on seating availability. If host venue places restrictions on capacity that will not allow for a full complement of tickets to be sold, each ticket will be considered general admission and will be $10.

Pre-sale tickets available through Go Fan
To avoid ticket lines at the Baseball State Championships, click here to order tickets online or download Go Fan's free app to make your purchase before heading to the venue. Use your confirmation to cut through the lines directly to the ticketed entry locations.

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

All available baseball games on NFHS Network

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 three 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.

NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement

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

2020-21 State Tournament Schedule

6A
First Round: Sat., May 8, 11 a.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., May 11, 4 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., May 15, 4 & 6:30 p.m., HS
State Championship: Tue., May 18, 7 p.m., TDS

5A
First Round: Sat., May 8, 11 a.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., May 11, 4 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., May 14, 4 & 6:30 p.m., HS
State Championship: Tue., May 18, 4 p.m., TDS

4A
First Round: Sat., May 8, 11 a.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., May 11, 4 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., May 13, 4 & 6:30 p.m., HS
State Championship: Mon., May 17, 7 p.m., TDS

3A
First Round: Sat., May 8, 11 a.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., May 11, 4 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., May 13, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS
State Championship: Mon., May 17, 4 p.m., TDS

2A
First Round: Sat., May 8, 12 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., May 11, 4 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., May 14, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS/TDAF
​​​​​​​State Championship: Sat., May 15, 4 p.m., TDS

1A
First Round: Fri., May 7, 4 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., May 11, 4 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., May 14, 4 & 6:30 p.m., TDS/TDAF
​​​​​​​State Championship: Sat., May 15, 7 p.m., TDS

Note: AIA passes not accepted at postseason events due to COVID restrictions

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

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

2A: Tue., May 4, 4 p.m., High Seed

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

State Tournament Qualifying

4A/5A/6A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 16 will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 4A/5A/6A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-16

3A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 10 games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament bracket. The remaining 10 at-large bids will be determined by, and the state tournament bracket will be seeded by, 3A Conference leadership (criteria to include region finish, strength of region, AIA and MaxPreps rankings, comparable games and strength of schedule). The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 3A: Six (6) region champions and 10 at-large qualifiers

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of eight (8) 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 be single elimination.

  • 2A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

1A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of eight (8) games and played each regional opponent. The top three (3) teams in each of the four (4) regions will receive an automatic bid to the state tournament. The remaining four (4) at-large bids will be determined by, and the state tournament bracket will be seeded by, 1A Conference leadership (criteria to include region finish, strength of region, AIA and MaxPreps rankings, comparable games and strength of schedule). The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 1A: Top three (3) teams in each region and four (4) at-large qualifiers