The field is set for the 2015 Region III Division III Softball Championships Final Four which will take place Friday and Saturday (if necessary) at Genesee Community College. Herkimer College, Genesee Community College, Monroe Community College and Hudson Valley Community College will all vie for a share of the Region III Title and a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament.
The Cougars are the No. 2 seed and will play No. 3 Hudson Valley in a best of three series for the Group B title. Game one will take place on Friday at 12 p.m.
Genesee (24-9) defeated Finger Lakes CC on Tuesday in the opening round of the playoffs, 10-2 (F/5). The Cougars will play for their share of a regional championship for the first time since 2010.
Hudson Valley (17-2), ranked No. 9 nationally, advanced to the weekend after defeating Onondaga CC on Tuesday, 10-3. The Vikings were 14-2 in Region III competition this spring.
No. 1-seed Herkimer (33-7), nationally-ranked No. 2, will play the No. 5 seed Monroe CC (23-20) in a three-game series for the Group A championship, which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Full tournament schedule:
Friday, May 8:
10am: #1 Herkimer College vs. #5 Monroe CC
Noon: #2 Genesee CC vs. #3 Hudson Valley CC
2pm: #1 Herkimer College vs. #5 Monroe CC
4pm: #2 Genesee CC vs. #3 Hudson Valley CC
Saturday, May 9:
Noon Game #5: #1 Herkimer College vs. #5 Monroe CC (if necessary)
2pm Game #6: #2 Genesee CC vs. #3 Hudson Valley CC (if necessary)
Sunday, May 10:
Rain date for completion of tournament
The winner of the Group A and Group B series will each advance to the NJCAA National Tournament, which will take place May 14-16 in Rochester, MN.
For updates and results throughout the weekend, follow Genesee Athletics on Twitter: @GCCSports