Grundy Center ends Clarksville season

Clarksville’s Ethan Schmidt (left) puts the tag on Grundy Center’s Mitch Munson for the out at third base during Saturday’s game in Grundy Center. (Jake Ryder/Mid-America Publishing)

GRUNDY CENTER – A pair of unearned runs proved to be the difference in this Class 1A District 4 baseball opener as Clarksville ended its season to Grundy Center, 3-1, on Saturday, July 7.

The Indians started out on top against the Spartans as Chris Behrends led off the game with a triple and scored on a balk in the first.

Grundy Center, however, came back to tie it when Behrends was the recipient of a balk call and then went ahead for good on a two-base error in the third.

“(Errors) they played a huge role,” Clarksville coach Ryan Gebel said. “Cost us a couple runs, especially in some key moments. The first two runs they had were unearned, it should really be a 1-0 ballgame..."

The full story appears in the July 12 print edition of the Clarksville Star.