WILLIAMSPORT - Getting a big lead is one thing. Keeping it is another.
The Middletown Knights softball team accomplished both Wednesday to pull out a 9-5 win over the Williamsport Wildcats in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League contest.
Middletown (6-2, 6-2) led 7-0 after 3 1/2 innings, before Williamsport (3-6, 3-6) chopped the lead down to 7-5 after six innings.
However, the Knights responded with two runs in the seventh to ice the game.
Ali Keeney was hit by a pitch and Jenna Strube singled to start Middletown's rally. One out later, Abby Burtner singled to load the bases. Junior catcher Jessica Metzner then delivered a two-run single - her second hit of the game.