ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Defending champion Seton Hall Prep has been awarded the top seed for high school baseball's upcoming Greater Newark Tournament, which begins with preliminary round games next week.

Millburn drew the second seed, Livingston No. 3 and Nutley No. 4. Seeds for other teams in the area include No. 6 West Essex, No. 10 West Orange and No. 12 Caldwell.

Verona will host No. 18 Belleville in the preliminary round on May 3 with the winner taking on Millburn.

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Cedar Grove will host No. 9 Bloomfield in the first round of the tournament on May 5.    

Livingston will play at home on May 5 against the winner of Montclair (14) and Glen Ridge (19).

West Essex gets a May 5 home game against either Montclair-Kimberley (11) and Shabazz (22).

West Orange will host University (23) in a May 3 preliminary game, with the winner advancing to play on the road against Newark Academy on May 5.

Caldwell will host North 13th St. Tech (21) in a May 3 preliminary game, with the winner advancing to visit fifth-seeded Columbia on May 5.

The quarterfinal round is schedule for Thursday, May 10, with semifinals schedules as a morning-afternoon doubleheader on May 12 at Verona High School.

The championship game is scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 19 at Verona.