MILLBURN, NJ - Katy Shepard hit a two-run home run and Millburn's softball team defeated Columbia, 3-1, in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2, Group 4 state tournament on Wednesday.

Shepard's clout in the fourth inning gave the Millers (18-8) a 3-0 lead. Winning pitcher Kaitlyn Miller went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the third inning.

Miller allowed six hits, struck out six and walked one in seven innings. Columbia is 15-8.