Ironwood Ridge players prepare to welcome home Erin Rocker after her two-run homer in the sixth inning put the Nighthawks ahead for good against Phoenix Greenway. Ironwood Ridge will play for the title Monday.
PHOENIX - In a game filled with ups and downs, Ironwood Ridge scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat No. 7 Phoenix Greenway 7-5 and advance to the Division II state championship game.
Returning the favor from last year's postseason, the bitter rivalry between Ironwood Ridge and Canyon del Oro added another chapter on Wednesday as the Nighthawks eliminated the two-time defending state champion Dorados 4-0, to advance to the Division II semifinals.