Little League Softball

Arizona Little League state softball tournament schedule/overview


Sunnyside, the District 12 champion, will have to work its way to a championship through the elimination bracket in the Arizona Little League 9-10-11 state tournament at Payson.

Sunnyside, which lost to Queen Creek 13-10 in the opening round on Thursday, will play Payson Friday night at 7 in an elimination-bracket game. Queen Creek, which overcame a 10-5 deficit, will play Cave Creek Cactus Foothills at 4 p.m. on Friday in the winner’s bracket.

Sunnyside’s Aracely Soto (Javier Morales/

Phoenix Arcadia, which defeated Payson on Thursday, advances to the winner’s bracket final on Saturday and will play either Queen Creek or Cactus Foothills in that game.

Eliana Ramirez reached base four times and scored three runs to lead Sunnyside against Queen Creek. Angelina Meza and Aracely Soto also scored two runs for Sunnyside.

Payson — Rumsey Park
e-elimination bracket game

Thursday, July 15
G1: Queen Creek 13, Sunnyside 10
G2: Phoenix Arcadia def. Payson

Friday, July 16
G3: Cave Creek Cactus Foothills 16, Queen Creek 4
e-G4: Sunnyside vs. Payson, 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 17
e-G5: Queen Creek vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.
G6: Phoenix Arcadia vs. G3 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 18
e-G7: G5 winner vs. G6 loser, 7 p.m.

Monday, July 19
G8: Championship — G6 winner vs. G7 winner, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 20
G9: Championship — if G7 winner wins G8, 7 p.m.


District 8 champ Willcox ended its successful run Thursday in the 8-9-10 state tournament with a loss in the elimination-bracket final to Queen Creek, which eventually lost to Cactus Foothills in the championship.

Cottonwood — Riverfront Park Youth Complex
e-elimination bracket game

Thursday, July 15
e-G17: Queen Creek def. Willcox

Thursday, July 15
G18: Championship — Cave Creek Cactus Foothills def. Queen Creek


District 12 champion Sunnyside forced a deciding game with its win over Cactus Foothills on Wednesday but fell just short on Thursday in the state title game.

Majors (11-12)
Queen Creek — Desert Mountain Park

Thursday, July 15
G25: Championship — Cave Creek Cactus Foothills 6, Sunnyside 5

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