Ironwood Ridge High School softball players run through a tunnel made by fans after they defeated CDO 4-0.
Last week, Nighthawk pitcher Emily Robinson had her third playoff shutout.
Ironwood Ridge’s Merilee Miller makes contact with the ball as she drag bunts.
Canyon Del Oro catcher Samantha Nettling makes a throw to first last week.
Canyon Del Oro third baseman Heather Knight hits the dirt after getting hit in the head with a ball off the bat.
Ironwood Ridge’s Reina Bondi sets up for a bunt.
Makenzie Sullivan bobbles the ball off a bunt as Alexis Alfonso backs her up.
Canyon Del Oro shortstop Monique Castillo throws to first after she forces an out as Ironwood Ridge’s Kelsey Buechler slides into second base.
Ironwood Ridge’s Robyn Porter safely slides into home before Canyon Del Oro’s Samantha Nettling gets the tag at Cherry Field in a quarter finals Division ll game last week. Ironwood Ridge won 4-0 and went on to play for the state championship Monday.
Nighthawks’ Crista Braunreiter, left, and Loriann Olson celebrate after Olson scored last week.
The Ironwood Ridge High School Nighthawks react after defeating the Canyon Del Oro High School Dorados in the Division II State Championship playoff game Wednesday night 4-0.
The Ironwood Ridge High School Nighthawks react after defeating the Canyon Del Oro High School Dorados in the Division II State Championship playoff game Wednesday night 4-0. The Nighthawks advance and will play 7-seed Greenway at Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Pheonix on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play for the State Championship on Monday.