By Joshua Brown
December 12, 2013
TROY — The Troy boys bowling team came through in baker play to hold off Tecumseh in a tight non-conference match on Thursday at Troy Bowl. Meanwhile the girls team easily outshot the Arrows, winning by a 2,014-1,593 count.
The Troy boys opened a commanding lead in the first game, rolling a 1,039 to Tecumseh’s 867. However, the Arrows turned the tables in the second game, rolling a 1,023 to Troy’s 888 to pull within 37 pins. Tecumseh cut the margin to 21 pins after the first baker game, but the Trojans (3-1) finally secured the win with a 245 in the final baker game to take the match 2,360-2,299.
Corey Shiltz shot a match-high 254 game, but it was Andrew Spencer that led Troy with a 436 series with games of 198-238. Austin Eidemiller threw a 216 game. Michael Barkett and Alex Prouty contributed games of 204 and 200 respectively.
The girls team rolled consistent team games of 846 and 842 to move to 3-1 on the season. Courtney Metzger led Troy with games of 213-200 to finish with a 413 series. Rachel Darrow threw a 215 and 381 series. Allie Isner threw a second game 184 while Kirsten McMullen chipped in a 154 game and Rachel Wagner added a 138.
Troy travels to Beaver-vu Bowl on Monday to take on Xenia.
• Tipp Sweeps
SPRINGFIELD — The Tippecanoe Red Devils had little trouble with Springfield Catholic Central Thursday, with the boys winning 2,430-2,029 and the girls winning 1,789-1,611.
Ryan Rittenhouse led the Red Devil boys with 200-214—414, Josh Bellas rolled 169-201—370, Charles Jaynes rolled 179-164—343, Jordan Vollmer rolled 164-150—314, Wyatt Wilson added a 118 and Dalton Fitzwater a 117.
Sarah Rhoades led the girls with 130-145—275, Jenny Korleski rolled 132-141—273, Sarah Marshall rolled 122-137—259, Jasmine Fletcher rolled 117-122—239 and Catherine Timmons added a 125.
“It was a great night for both bowling programs tonight, with both teams earning a victory,” Tippecanoe coach Clay Lavercombe said. “I felt that both teams did a good job of converting spares tonight, and that is the key to victory.”
Tippecanoe faces Greenville Friday.