Coach Bryan McDonald and the Mustangs (20-8) travel to Dixon for an NCHSAA fourth-round matchup on Tuesday.
South Robeson led 1-0 — on an RBI knock from Casey Chavis in the fourth — through six innings before the two team’s traded scoring punches.
North Duplin (16-7) knotted the tally at 1-1 on a Mustangs’ throwing error and later scored on a wild pitch to take a 2-1 edge heading into the bottom of the seventh.
The Mustangs, who committed two errors to the Rebels’ zero, weren’t fazed.
Chavis, who finished 2-for-3, led off with a triple to put the tying run on. Chavis later scored after Jeremiah Swett was hit by a pitch and then drew a balk while stealing second, sending Chavis home to tie it at 2-2.
Then, with two outs on the board and Swett on second, Corbin Hunt sent a shot into left field that pushed across Swett for the winning run. Swett also notched the win from the hill, throwing the final 2 1/3 innings.
Chavis struck out eight batters in a starting effort. The two combined for a two-hit outing. James Kornegay and Joseph King provided North Duplins’ hits.
Ryan Wolfe took the loss.
Tyshawn McIntyre added a hit for South Robeson.