VERONA, NJ - Amber Reed went 2-for-3 with two RBI to help lead No. 1 seed Verona to an 8-2 victory over No. 4 seed Emerson in the semifinal round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 softball tournament on Wednesday.

Renata Primmer went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Verona and Cadden Pelfree was 3-for-3. Kate Stanisci added an RBI.  

On the mound for Verona,  Christina Colon struck out 13 in seven innings, allowing two runs and walking two. 

Verona will host the winner of Thursday's second-seeded Cedar Grove vs sixth-seeded North Warren matchup in the final round on Tuesday.