Men’s Bowling Bests Two Teams at Kent Tourney
By Tom Reid

The 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 University.
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.

College Lanes manager Tom Reid is the coach of Oberlin’s Intercollegiate Bowling Team.

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