VERONA, NJ – The Verona softball team defeated Columbia, 1-0, in extra innings Wednesday in Verona.

Paige Ferrell pitched 10 innings for Verona with 13 strikeouts, one walk and allowed five hits. Caroline Chivily, Olivia Feiger and Meghan Yeates had one hit each for Verona.

Catherine John pitched nine innings for Columbia, allowing three hits.

Verona takes on Bloomfield in the first round of the Essex County tournament Thursday in Bloomfield at 4 p.m.