The Genesee Community College baseball team will face elimination on Saturday after falling to Monroe Community College 5-0 in their opening round game of the Region III Playoffs on Friday afternoon.
Genesee, the number one seed in the tournament, managed only four hits on the day and only once had multiple runners on base. Brandon Collins (Toronto, Ontario) was 2-4 and was one of only two Cougars to reach scoring position in the game. Jose Alicea (St. Croix, V.I.) was 1-3 with a single and Fauchedre Celestijn (Willemstad, Curacao) was 1-3 with a single.
Starting pitcher Dan Sharpe (Youngstown, NY) threw well, going all nine innings allowing five runs (one earned) on seven hits and struck out four.
Monroe took the lead in the top of the second with a run on two hits and a walk. The Tribunes added a run in the fourth and three runs in the ninth to earn the win.
Genesee will play Mercyhurst North East on Saturday at noon. The Saints lost to Monroe CC 8-0 to start the afternoon on Friday and the loser of the game will be eliminated from the Region III Playoffs.