The Eagles varsity bowling squad competed at Candlelite event center this past Saturday at a match hosted by the Bridgeport Bearcats.
Match one found the second place Eagles up against the First place Standish Panthers, the Panthers only loss this season came from the Eagles the first match of the year. The first Baker game the Eagles jumped out on top 181 to 138 but the Panthers stormed back with a 200 to 167 win. The Eagles took the Bakers totals by 10 pins gaining a crucial 2 pt lead heading into the Peterson’s. Peterson number one the Eagles soared out to a big lead and held off the Panthers run at the end taking it 934 to 894. The Panthers were not done tho, they came back with a strong 9th and 10th frames to take Peterson number two 887 to 851. But Key shots from Hunter Garchow and Brian Farnsworth in the 10th frame gave the Eagles the total pins win by only 4 pins. The Eagles then with 2 points for totals took the overall match 16 to 14 and for the moment were tied for first place.
Anchor man Brian Farnsworth led the way with 224 & 214 While Hunter Garchow also shined with 201& 194
Match Number 2
The Eagles excitement was short lived as they had to regroup for another tough match against the Garber Dukes from Essexville. The Eagles ran into a very hot team as the Dukes took both Baker games 199 to 155 & 224 to 188 taking a large 10 to nothing lead.
They continued to pile up strikes in the Peterson’s winning 931 to 823 928 to 835 taking a dominant win 29 to 1 over the Eagles. The Eagles bright spot was Senior Logan Pickelmann with a 202 Brian Farnsworth 183 and Alec Martin 178
The oil pattern transitioned and they made great adjustments and we could not catch up to it in time, They bowled Great and sometimes you just tip your cap to them.
The Tri Valley East is the most competitive I’ve seen in years as five of the 8 teams are log jammed at the top. We are still in second only a game back with a lot of big matches ahead of us.