|11th Frame: Rangers win World Series of Basebowl (10-22-13)|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:52|
The Rangers won the fourth annual World Series of "Basebowl at Al-Mar Lanes on Sunday.
Zeke Varella, Richie Serrato and James Nickels competed as the Rangers and sent the Tigers to the losers' bracket by a 5-2 score in the double-elimination event, then topped the team of Stephanie Piocek, Pancha Melendrez and Kathy Combs with a second win.
The Rangers shared $240 for their win, while the Tigers earned $150 for second place.
The Marlins, consisting of Anita Sharpe, Tyler Desmond and Adam Dilsaver, earned third place, good for $90.
The format of this event awards runs for team members besting individual scores on the opposing team. The team with the most runs after the specified number of games gets the win.
The Rangers won the championship match, 4-2, with Nickels earning two runs over Coombs, while Varella and Serrato each scored one run for the winning team. Piocek and Melendrez each scored a run for the Tigers.
The Rangers defeated the Dodgers, 6-3 and the Pirates, 6-5, in the first two rounds to advance to the semifinals against the Tigers. The Tigers topped the A's, 6-1 and the Mud Hens, 5-3, in their first two matches before dropping to the loser's brackets where they defeated the Marlins, 2-1, to reach the finals.
Brad Simon, bowling for the Pirates, had the highest two games of the day with 256 in one match and 254 in another.
Youth of the Week: Youth bowlers who bowled the most pins over their average in any one game last week, with pins over, were: Bantam/Prep, Blayne Keller, 71; Thomas Rieman, 69; Oletha Ketcham, 52; Khloey Hutton, 50; Major/Junior, Tyler Noon, 51; Ryan Smetzer, 50; Kyra Beeker, 39; Gabriella Calderon, 37.
Surviving the game: The six bowlers eliminated for Week 3 in Al-Mar's "Surviving the Game" with league and pins under average were: Orin Prosser, Randy Miller Memorial, 147; Ron May, American, 113; Rosie Koontz, Elks, 103; Jim Lowry, American, 85; Jerry Crawford, Eagles, 83; Conner Casper, Elks, 80.
Advance planning: The annual benefit tournament for breast cancer will be held Nov. 10 at Al-Mar. The bowling center will also host its traditional Thanksgiving no-tap tournament on Nov. 28.
Bowler Game Series
Nate Henschen 279 756
James Nickels - 730
Donnie Backus 279 -
Chuck Close 276 -
Pancha Melendrez 232,228 671
Pancha Melendrez 247,226 651
Gail Wachter 222 -
Sarah Echler 221 -
Denise Miller 220 -
National tourney shot
Donnie Backus 278 758
Larry Long Jr. - 735
Charles Easton - 727
Chad Rieger - 724
Yogi Wammes 214 -
Jacob Spangenberg 232,
Lucas Jenne 213 -
Blayne Keller 212 -
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