Desert Mountain tournament schedule
It’s arguably the biggest high school regular season softball tournament in Arizona.
Many of the top softball teams in Division I and Division II will flood Scottsdale for the 16th version of the Desert Mountain Softball Invitational at Horizon Park (Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. and 92nd Street, Scottsdale).
Of the 28 teams entered, 17 qualified for their respective state tournaments last year, including this tournament’s defending champion in Mountain View.
It’s pool play through March 22, with bracket play set for the tournament’s final day, Saturday March 23. Third-place and championship game are set for 7 p.m.
Schools: Arcadia, Basha, Betty Fairfax, Canyon del Oro, Chandler, Chaparral, Corona del Sol, Desert Mountain, Desert View, Hamilton, Highland, Horizon, Ironwood Ridge, Mesa, Mesquite, Mountain Ridge, Mountain View, Notre Dame, Paradise Valley, Pinnacle, Queen Creek, Red Mountain, Sabino, Saguaro, Sahuaro, Seton Catholic, Shadow Mountain and Sunnyside.
POOL PLAY SCHEDULE (all games at Horizon Park)
3 p.m.: Saguaro vs. Betty Fairfax; Paradise Valley vs. Highland; Seton vs. Corona del Sol; Sunnyside vs. Basha. 5 p.m.: Desert View vs. Mountain View; Highland vs. Arcadia; Notre Dame vs. Hamilton; Mesquite vs. Sunnyside. 7 p.m.: Pinnacle vs. Mountain View; Mesa vs. Queen Creek; Shadow Mountain vs. Desert Mountain; Mountain Ridge vs. Horizon.
1 p.m.: Mesa vs. Ironwood Ridge; Sahuaro vs. Highland; Hamilton vs. Mountain Ridge. 3 p.m.: Desert View vs. Ironwood Ridge; Horizon vs. Sahuaro; Red Mountain vs. Sabino; Canyon del Oro vs. Hamilton. 5 p.m.: Saguaro vs. Chandler; Mesquite vs. Shadow Mountain; Sabino vs. Seton Catholic; Mountain View vs. Canyon del Oro. 7 p.m.: Chandler vs. Chaparral; Corona del Sol vs. Arcadia; Desert Mountain vs. Seton Catholic; Basha vs. Pinnacle.
1 p.m.: Betty Fairfax vs. Paradise Valley; Hamilton vs. Desert View. 3 p.m.: Red Mountain vs. Paradise Valley; Arcadia vs. Desert View; Notre Dame vs. Mountain Ridge; Basha vs. Horizon. 5 p.m.: Queen Creek vs. Red Mountain; Arcadia vs. Fairfax; Mountain Ridge vs. Mesquite; Chaparral vs. Basha. 7 p.m.: Queen Creek vs. Chandler; Highland vs. Notre Dame; Desert Mountain vs. Mesquite; Chaparral vs. Saguaro.
1 p.m.: Horizon vs. Saguaro; Canyon del Oro vs. Chaparral; Mountain View vs. Notre Dame. 3 p.m.: Paradise Valley vs. Sunnyside; Pinnacle vs. Canyon del Oro; Chandler vs. Sabino; Shadow Mountain vs. Queen Creek. 5 p.m.: Sunnyside vs. Mesa; Ironwood Ridge vs. Pinnacle; Sabino vs. Corona; Seton Catholic vs. Sahuaro. 7 p.m.: Betty Fairfax vs. Mesa; Ironwood Ridge vs. Shadow Mountain; Corona del Sol vs. Desert Mountain; Sahuaro vs. Red Mountain.