WILLIAMSPORT - For Kelly Beard, it was simply a matter of throwing strikes.
But for Tom Dzur, it wasn't quite that easy.
"This is our fourth close game in a row. ... That's hard on an old man," said Dzur after his Williamsport softball team escaped with a 4-3 MVAL Antietam win over North Hagerstown Wednesday.
The Hubs collected a pair of singles in the seventh off Beard, the Wildcats' starter, but a double play thwarted a possible game-tying rally.
"I just knew I had to throw strikes," said Beard. "I knew the defense would cover my back."
North's defense, however, didn't fare quite so well.
A pair of third-inning errors and two wild pitches helped Williamsport break a 1-1 tie and gave the Wildcats a lead they never relinquished.