BUTLER, NJ – Cedar Grove battled Butler and earned the North 1, Group 1 State Title on Friday in Butler, winning 5-4.

Samantha Brancato went 2-for-3 for Cedar Grove, had an RBI and scored the winning run.  Autumn Spinella and Liz Dillard both hit RBI doubles off of Butler’s pitcher Larissa Spellman.

Freshman Kelly Toomey pitched seven innings for Cedar Grove, allow eight hits, walking one and striking out three of Butler’s batters.

Cedar Grove advances to face Ridgefield in the Group 1 semifinals on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Caldwell University.