If you follow regional high school softball, chances are you've already made your picks for this coming week. If not, here's a look at some notable upcoming girls varsity softball games in and around Phoenix, selected using data from high school sports source MaxPreps.
Apache Junction vs. Washington
The Apache Junction Prospectors (14-9-1) have a conference game against the Washington Rams (4-10) at home on Wednesday, April 17. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. at 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. Apache Junction has a 7-0 conference record, and the visiting Washington girls are 3-4 in conference play so far this season.
Red Mountain vs. O'Connor
On Wednesday, April 17, the Red Mountain varsity Mountain Lions (16-5) have a home nonconference game against the O'Connor Eagles (14-5). Catch the action at 7301 E. Brown Road in Mesa, starting at 3:45 p.m.
Arcadia vs. Greenway
Arizona Lutheran Academy vs. Trivium Prep
The Arizona Lutheran Academy Coyotes (14-5) have a conference game against the Trivium Prep Crimson Knights (19-4) at home on Thursday, April 18. The matchup will take place at 2:30 p.m. at 6036 S. 27th Ave.
Fairfax vs. Metro Tech
The Fairfax Stampede (14-3) will play a conference game against the Metro Tech Knights (0-16) at home on Thursday, April 18. The tussle is set for 3:45 p.m. at 8225 S. 59th Ave. in Laveen. Although Fairfax is undefeated in conference play, Metro Tech has yet to win a conference game this season.
Phoenix Christian vs. Antelope
The Phoenix Christian Cougars (8-5) will play a conference game against the Antelope Rams (10-6) at home on Thursday, April 18. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. at 1751 W. Indian School Road. While Phoenix Christian has a 4-1 conference record, the visiting Antelope girls are 4-0 in conference play this season.
Greenway vs. Thunderbird
On Thursday, April 18, the Greenway Demons (11-7) face off against the Thunderbird Chiefs (4-17) in a home conference game. The first pitch is set for 7 p.m. at 3930 W. Greenway Road. Greenway boasts an 8-0 conference record, while the visiting Thunderbird girls are 3-4 in conference play so far this season.
Red Mountain vs. Desert Vista
The Red Mountain Mountain Lions (16-5) will play a nonconference game against the Desert Vista Thunder (11-8) at home on Monday, April 22. The action kicks off at 7301 E. Brown Road in Mesa, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix Christian vs. Chandler Prep
The Phoenix Christian Cougars (8-5) will play a conference game against the Chandler Prep Titans (14-5) at home on Tuesday, April 23. The game will begin at 3:45 p.m. at 1751 W. Indian School Road. While Phoenix Christian has a 4-1 conference record, the visiting Chandler Prep girls are 3-0 in conference play this season.