FOX Sports Arizona to show AIA softball, baseball championships on tape delay

May 16, 2016

The Arizona high school softball and baseball seasons come to a close Monday and Tuesday with championship games in Division I and Division II.

The softball championships will be played Monday at Farrington Stadium on the ASU campus. Second-seed Ironwood Ridge (27-3) will play fourth-seeded Cactus (29-8) at 5:30 p.m. for the Division II title, followed by the Division I pairing of fifth-seeded Hamilton vs. second-seed Pinnacle (31-7) at 8 p.m.

The baseball championships will be Tuesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. In Division II, ninth-seeded Tucson High (23-9) will take on fifth-seed Greenway (22-9) at 4 p.m., followed by the Division I game between fifth-seeded Mountain Ridge (26-5) and sixth-seed Hamilton (26-7) at 7 p.m.

All four games can be seen on FOX Sports Arizona on tape delay on Thursday.


The broadcast schedule is as follows:

4:30 p.m. -- Division II softball, Ironwood Ridge vs. Cactus.

6:30 p.m. -- Division I softball, Hamilton vs. Pinnacle.

8:30 pm. -- Division II baseball, Greenway vs. Tucson.

11 p.m. -- Division I baseball, Mountain Ridge vs. Hamilton.

The games will also be replayed on FOX Sports Arizona at the following times:

Division II softball -- Friday, May 20, 11 a.m.; Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m.

Division I softball -- Saturday, May 21, 3 p.m.; Saturday, May 28, 1:30 p.m.

Division II baseball -- Monday, May 23, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 28, 3:30 p.m.

Division I baseball -- Monday, May 23, 9:30 p.m.

Ironwood Ridge swept into the D-II softball finals by outscoring three opponents by a combined score of 27-3, including a 5-3 win over Cactus. Cactus defeated Arcadia in the loser's bracket to reach the final.

Hamilton won three straight to reach the D-I softball finals, including a 6-4 win over Pinnacle. Pinnacle qualified for the final with a 6-3 win over Desert Vista in the loser's bracket.

Tucson, which lost in the championship game of last year's D-II baseball final, won four consecutive games in the loser's bracket and made it back to the final with a 10-0 win over Ironwood Ridge. Greenway won three in a row by a combined score of 25-4.

Mountain Ridge's road to the D-I baseball final included a 4-3 win over Hamilton. The Huskies fought their way into the title game with a 4-2 win over Sandra Day O'Connor.