MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn softball team advanced in the first round of the Section 2, Group 4 playoffs with an 8-2 victory over Plainfield on Thursday.

Winning Kaitlyn Miller and Katy Shepard each hit home runs for Millburn (17-8), which scored three runs in the second inning to take a 4-0 lead. Miller and Shepard each had two hits.

Helen Casey hit a double and scored a run in the victory. Miller pitched all seven innings, allowed four hits and no earned runs, struck out seven and walked two.