VERONA, NJ - The TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week Ian Metzger went 2-for-3 including a home run and two RBI to lead No. 7 Verona to a 3-2 victory over No. 10 Newark Academy in the first round of the Greater Newark Tournament in Verona on Saturday.

Kevin Kistner pitched seven innings with five strikeouts and two walks to earn his fourth win of the season. 

Wade Kistner contributed with a double and and RBI for the Hillbillies.

Verona will take on No. 2 seed Seton Hall Prep in the quarterfinals Thursday.