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Grace Christian baseball finally says ‘Play Ball!’

By Dave Goldman Photojournalist: Dave Leval - 2:43 PM May 5, 2017

Their field of dreams may be a ways off, but Grace Christian’s varsity baseball team is now a reality. The Grizzlies just enjoyed hosting their first ever baseball game — even if it was at someone else’s park. 

“It’s just a great blessing, and it’s just a great opportunity to bond with these great kids.” said second baseman Nelson Korshim. 

The Grizzlies welcomed South High School at a game played on Bartlett High School’s field. Eventually, there are plans to build one on the Grace Christian campus. 

“We really felt baseball was one of those things we could offer. It was really one of those things kids were really excited about, they wanted to be a part of so we went for it.” said Superintendent Randy Karlberg.

But getting to this point has been a challenge. 

“With 13 players everybody needs to stay healthy, everyone needs to be able to pitch, everyone need stop be able to play multiple positions, everyone needs to hit. It’s a tall order for high school baseball.” said Head Coach Ted McGovern.

It’s a laundry list of tasks his kids will gratefully perform. South won the game 3-1. But the Grizzlies are simply happy to have the shot. 

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