LELAND—Seniors Chris Hamilton and Tylan Kelly each hit a home run and pitchers David Zacek and Tim Walsh struck out 12 batters as North Brunswick beat East Duplin 2-1 in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 2A state baseball playoffs Friday night.
The Scorpions (15-9) play a sectional game Tuesday at South Lenoir (22-4). East Duplin finishes 19-7. The sectional winner advances to the best-of-three regional series, which begins May 26. The regional winner qualifies for the state championship series.