As of Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Orchard Lanes’ version of the final four was held last week in the Monday night Industrial League and two of the remaining top seeds won. The No. 3 seed, Team #8, beat the No.7 seed, Randy’s Painting, 20.5-9.5 and the No. 5 seed, Columbia Hills RV, topped the No. 8 seed, Mid-Columbia Diesel, 19.5-10.5.
Team #8 was paced by Fred Bergren’s timely scratch 245 and 233 games that propelled him to a classy 647 series. Fred ended up 110 pins over his average. Teammate Jim Block also chipped in a nifty scratch 212 game. These two stalwarts stepped up and made the difference in Team #8’s big win.
And, as is so often the case, the pro-style slants of Jeff Miller carried Columbia Hills RV. Jeff’s scratch 258 and 220 games boosted him to a nice 672 series, which is just about average for the acclaimed Mr. Miller, who is one of the top bowlers in the Northwest.
This week’s big match for the championship of the Industrial League pits Team #8 against powerhouse Columbia Hills RV. Come on up and watch; it should be a dandy!
Contrary to what we thought, the Thursday afternoon senior Lads and Lassies League had a championship roll-off last week between the Cripples, who won the second half of the league, and S.O.S., winners of the first half. So, what did they do? They proceeded to tie in their match 2-2 and became co-champions. That’s what we thought the outcome was a couple of weeks ago! Is this deja vu?
Three bowlers really shined last week. The aforementioned Fred Bergren, Woody Eskildsen and Mary Boyle. Woody topped everybody, beating his average by 131 sticks in the Industrial, where he fired a spiffy scratch 638 set that included solid and consistent scratch 224 and 222 games. Mary notched a beautiful scratch 200 game in the Lads & Lassies and finished her outing 113 pins over her average. Convert those spares and keep stringing strikes, everybody!
(high scratch scores):
Monday evening Industrial: Jeff Miller: 258 game and 672 series; Patrick Olson: 258 game and 667 series; Shaiyan Brittle: 202 game and 526 series; Carl Casey: 247 game; Fred Bergren: 245 game; Rod Pratt: 239 game; Kevin Harris: 237 game; Mark Chabotte: 235 game.
Tuesday morning ladies Workshirkers: Nancy Asai: 545 series; Charlotte Severns: 200 game.
Wednesday afternoon senior Colts and Fillies: Mick Sherrell: 223 game and 588 series; Bonnie Ternahan: 199 game and 505 series.
Wednesday evening Fraternal: Jeff Miller: 255 game and 707 series; Chad Mason: 289 game and 691 series; Bill Pullum: 268 game and 690 series; Matt Hodges: 258 game and 684 series; Josh Worth: 653 series; Bernie Keys: 218, 201 games and 616 series; Bryan Mason: 235 game; Ciena Brittle: 212, 202 games.
Thursday afternoon senior Lads and Lassies: Bernie Keys: 214 game and 566 series; Jim Block: 535 series; Kim McCartney: 209 game; Joyce Hert: 201 game; Ken Ingram: 201 game; Mary Boyle: 200 game.