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Desert Mountain Invitational softball tournament schedule

Posted by on March 19, 2012 – 12:41 pm

Perhaps the biggest and best (in terms of competition) softball tournament of the regular season gets underway this week.

The 15th rendition of the Desert Mountain tournament runs Tuesday through Saturday night, with almost all games at Horizon Park (15440 N. 100th Street, Scottsdale).  A couple lower-seeded consolation games on Saturday will be played at Desert Mountain H.S. (12575 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale).

There are 27 teams this year. Red-hot Gilbert was scheduled to play but changed its mind a bit late and tournament coordinator Rick Sharp couldn’t find another school in time.

Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday  March 20

1 p.m.:  Horizon vs. Basha (Field 1);  Notre Dame vs. Mesquite (Field 2);  Chandler vs. Ironwood Ridge (Field 4).  3 p.m.:  Basha vs. Desert Vista (Field 1);  Arcadia vs. Queen Creek (Field 2); Chaparral vs. Sunnyside (Field 3);  Poston Butte vs. Chandler (Field 4).  5 p.m.:  Mesa vs. Pinnacle (Field 1);  Seton Catholic vs. St. Mary’s  (Field 2);  Sunnyside vs. Red Mountain (Field 3);  Ironwood Ridge vs. Saguaro (Field 4).  7 p.m.:  Pinnacle vs. Highland (Field 1); St. Mary’s vs. Arcadia (Field 2);  Desert Mountain vs. Paradise Valley (Field 3); Mountain View vs. Corona del Sol (Field 4).

Wednesday  March 21

1 p.m.:  Canyon del Oro vs. Horizon (Field 1);  Chandler vs. Seton Catholic (Field 2); Paradise Valley vs. Highland (Field 4);  3 p.m.: Sahuaro vs. Horizon (Field 1); Sabino vs. Mesa (Field 2); Mesquite vs. St. Mary’s (Field 3); Queen Creek vs. Notre Dame (Field 4);  5 p.m.:  Saguaro vs. Sahuaro (Field 1); Desert Vista vs. Sabino (Field 2); Red Mountain vs. Poston Butte (Field 3); Corona del Sol vs. Canyon del Oro (Field 4).  7 p.m.:  Arcadia vs. Coronado (Field 1); Desert Vista vs. Mountain View (Field 2); Red Mountain vs.  Desert Mountain (Field 3); Chaparral vs. Corona del Sol (Field 4).

Thursday March 22

3 p.m.:  Paradise Valley vs. Desert Vista (Field 1); Mesquite vs. Seton Catholic (Field 2); Highland vs. Chandler (Field 3); Poston Butte vs. Mesa (Field 4).  5 p.m.:  Coronado vs. Paradise Valley (Field 1); Queen Creek vs. Mesquite (Field 2);  St. Mary’s vs. Basha (Field 3); Pinnacle vs. Notre Dame (Field 4).  7 p.m.:  Coronado vs. Poston Butte (Field 1); Horizon vs. Queen Creek (Field 2);  Desert Mountain vs. Arcadia (Field 3);  Saguaro vs. Chaparral (Field 4).

Friday March 23

3 p.m.:  Highland vs. Sabino (Field 1); Mesa vs. Saguaro (Field 2); Ironwood Ridge vs. Mountain View (Field 3); Basha vs. Canyon del Oro (Field 4).  5 p.m.:  Seton Catholic vs. Sunnyside (Field 1); Sahuaro vs. Coronado (Field 2);  Corona del Sol vs. Ironwood Ridge (Field 3); Canyon del Oro vs. Chaparral (Field 4).  7 p.m.:  Sunnyside vs. Pinnacle (Field 1); Mountain View vs. Sahuaro (Field 2);  Sabino vs. Desert Mountain (Field 3);  Notre Dame vs. Red Mountain (Field 4).

Saturday March 24

Seeds 1-8  (based on W-L record) (at Horizon Park)

11 a.m.:  No. 1 vs. No. 8; No. 2 vs. No. 7; No. 3 vs. No. 6;  No. 4 vs. No. 5

3 p.m.:  11 a.m. game winners

7 p.m.:  Championship game (Field 4)

Seeds No. 9-16 play at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and final game at 5 p.m. (Field 3)

Seeds No. 17-23 play at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Desert Mountain H.S.

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