The Essex County Softball Tournament played its’ First Round on Wednesday where the field was reduced from 16 teams down to 8. The Quarterfinals are scheduled to be played on the home field of the higher seed this Saturday, May 7, at 2pm.

Here’s where they stand…

Montclair (8) defeated Glen Ridge (9) and will travel to Mt St Dominic (1) who eliminated West Caldwell Tech (17).

West Essex (7) moved past Millburn (10) and goes to play Livingston (2), winner over Newark Academy (15).

Columbia (6) won over Caldwell (11), and shall now face Nutley (3) who had played, and won, over Payne Tech (14).

The 5 -4 matchup will be Verona (5) at Cedar Grove (4). Verona got here past Bloomfield (12) and Cedar Grove defeated West Orange (13).