Cranford 5 Governor Livingston 1 | Union County Final

(2) Cranford (18-5) defeated (5) Governor Livingston (13-9) 5-1 for the Union County Tournament Championship. The evening was headlined by pitching as Cranford’s Morrigan Gardiner finished with 12 strikeouts while Governor Livingston’s Anna Popola had 10. The score remained tied at 1-1 until an error and sacrifice fly in the fourth inning put the Cougars ahead 3-1. Ava Manfra and Emma Grace Pachowski added a pair of runs in the sixth inning to make it a 4 run lead. Morrigan Gardiner also going 2-3 with an RBI helped lead Cranford to its first UCT Title in almost 20 years. 

JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Linden: