Bowling Bests Two Teams at Kent Tourney
By Tom Reid
C squad of Oberlin’s men’s bowling team defeated two
other schools in the Kent State Invitational tournament last weekend.
Trailing the Coast Guard Academy by 11 pins heading into the ninth
and final regular team game, Oberlin exploded for a 900 game —
its highest of the tournament — to surge ahead by 91 pins.
Senior Chad Hill (195) and junior Justin Heiman (192) led the final
game charge for the Yeobowlers. The team also finished 790 pins
ahead of a squad from Community College of Allegheny County in the
two-day event. Twenty-two teams from 14 schools finished ahead of
Oberlin in the men’s division, which was won by Morehead State
Oberlin’s men’s B squad trailed CCAC by only two pins
heading into the second day of competition, but had to bowl the
last three games with only four players because one bowler was ill
and unable to compete. Oberlin’s women’s team finished
seventh, one spot behind the host Kent State team. Pikeville College
won the women’s division.
For the second consecutive tournament, sophomore Jessy Bradish began
the event with Oberlin’s highest game of the tourney, opening
with four consecutive strikes on her way to a 213 game. She finished
her first three-game series with a 494 total, and led Oberlin women
with a 139 average for the weekend.
Hill led Oberlin’s men with a 180 average, including a 212
game and a 606 three-game series on Sunday. Senior Jacob Adams,
who posted a 170 norm for the tournament, contributed a 210 game
and 573 series, topping Oberlin’s men’s squads on Saturday.
The Invitational’s grueling format included six team games
on Saturday, followed by three team games and six Baker games (in
which each team member rolls two frames of a single game score)
on Sunday. Seventeen members of Oberlin’s Intercollegiate
Bowling Team participated in the competition, which took place at
Twin Star Lanes in Kent.
Oberlin’s next tournament will be the ACU-I Region 7 Recreation
Tournament, hosted by the University of Toledo in February. Oberlin
will also host an intercollegiate event on Saturday, April 12.
manager Tom Reid is the coach of Oberlin’s Intercollegiate