Kegler's Corner: Industrial Final Four

Just a few weeks left in the current bowling season at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Here are the results from the first week of bracket matches in the Monday night Industrial league championship: the No. 1 seed, Mid-Columbia Diesel, vs. No. 8 seed, Split Shots, couldn’t have been much closer as they tied with 15 points each. The match was decided on total pins for all five bowlers on each team for the three game contest. The favorite Diesel crew prevailed by just nine pins, 3,209 to 3,200, wow, what more can we say other than that was a good one. The favored No. 2 seed, Randy’s Painting, easily beat the No. 7 seed, OL’7-10, 22 to 8; the favored No. 3 seed, Orchard Lanes, swamped the No. 6 seed, Tinman Heating, 21 to 9; and the No. 4 seed, Columbia Hills RV, lost to the No. 5 seed, Hood River Supply, 21 to 9.

Aaron Troxel starred in bowling action last week, scattering a sweet scratch 686 series in the high scoring Wednesday evening Fraternal league. That happens to be A-Ron’s high series for the season and it was 128 pins over his average, the best performance of all league bowlers last week. When the talented Mr. T gets that thumbless rev monster ball of his in the zone, the poor pins simply don’t have a chance!

Only two weeks of the regular season are left in the Fraternal and the notorious MWB trio is nearing a lock on the third round with their current 29 point lead. Only 25 points can be scored each round. Since MWB already won the second round, if they win the third, the roll off for this league championship will be held between MWB and the first round winners, Buntings. History could be in the making as MWB has won this powerhouse league for three years in a row. A four-peat would be Patriot-like in this challenging league, especially considering all of the high caliber bowlers competing in it!

League reports:

Monday night Industrial league: Patrick Olson, 247 game and 659 series; Steve Byers, 268 game; Jeff Miller, 236 game; Nancy Asai, 225 game.

Wednesday afternoon senior Colts & Fillies league: Lynn Spellman, 226 game; Ed Busick, 221 game; Sue Spellman, 210 game; Verna Smith, 203 game.

Wednesday night Fraternal league: Josh Worth, 244 game and 699 series; Jeremy Bloom, 237 game and 690 series; Aaron Troxel, 246, 244 games and 686 series; Jeff Miller, 265, 256 games and 683 series; Patrick Olson, 238 game and 675 series; Jeff Brittle, 243 game and 660 series; Matt Hodges, 243 game; Casey Barker, 236 game; Bernie Keys, 206 game.

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