The top two seeds, Cedar Grove (1) and Mt St Dominic (2) advanced on Friday evening at the Essex County Softball Semifinals. Cedar Grove won over Verona (4) in the first game while Mt St Dominic eliminated Newark Academy (11) in the second half the the doubleheader

The championship final is scheduled, weather permitting, for 7pm on Saturday, May 19 at Ivy Hill Park adjacent to Seton Hall University.