BUTLER, NJ - Ninth-seed Verona scored eight runs in a pivotal third inning to defeat eight-seed Butler, 9-6, in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 tournament in Butler on Tuesday.

Ian Metzger wentt 3-for-4 with two RBI and scoring three runs.  Anthony Zamloot tallied three singles with two RBI and a run scored. 

Wade Kistner delivered two hits with an RBI and Gabe Quaqliata added two singles with a run scored for the Hillbillies.  On the mound, Metzger gave up two hits with no walks, striking out three.

Verona advances to the quarterfinals and will visit top-seeded Woodridge at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.