Will Gidley led the Eagles at Chelsea.
Skyline suffered their second consecutive tough loss by dropping a 20-10 meet to the
Chelsea Bulldogs. The final score was not indicative of how the match went. Chelsea was on fire in taking both baker games 254 – 162 and 247 – 226. Skyline’s 226 should be good enough to win most baker games but the Bulldogs outlasted them on this day. The 501 total for Chelsea may be the top baker score in the league this year.
Skyline stormed back in match play by taking 7 of the 9 points available in the first
match with a 942 – 914 victory, then winning 3 of the individual matches of game 2.
However Brandon Sullivan’s 246 in the 3rd slot was too much to overcome as
Chelsea held on for a 938 – 892 victory in game two.
The Bulldogs squeaking out a 18 point margin of victory for the 2 points for totals. Will Gidley led the way for the Eagles with games of 234 and 223 while Vince Pakela chipped in a nice game of 225. The eagles fall to 4 and 2 on the year.
The j.v squd got back in the winning ways by taking a convincing 23 – 7 victory over
the junior Bulldogs. The eagles lost the first baker game 179 – 151 then took charge
by taking the second baker game 175 – 141 for a 6 – 4 lead then never looked back. They took 7 of the 10 individual matches and both games 729 -696 and 763 – 647. The
junior Eagles were led by Andrew Besford with a 182, Nathan Perry with a 170, and
Tyler Strickland with a 168. The JV Eagles raised their record to 4 – 1.
Skyline suffered their first loss of the year last night in heartbreaking fashion 14 1/2-15 1/2 at Tecumseh. The Indians came from behind to squeak out the first baker game 156-144. Skyline had their opportunities starting the game with a double, but a gutterball on the next shot, a 3 count on a spare, and a 6 count on a spare sealed the Eagles fate.
The Eagles rebounded to take the second baker game 145-142 but lost total pins 289-298 therefore losing the baker games 6-4 instead of winning 10-0.
Skyline recovered to take a convincing 906-812 victory in the first match game, taking 3 1/2 individual games, the 4 points for the game, thereby taking a 13 1/2-7 1/2 point lead into the final match. The 1/2 point tie in the match proved to be crucial for Tecumseh as they came back to win the second match game 940-890. They won 4 of 5 games in the match.
Had the game ended in a 15-15 tie, Skyline would have been awarded the victory by virtue of overall total pins 2085-2050.
In the JV match, the Junior Eagles also fell for the first time this year 22-8. Skyline dug a hole they could not climb out of by losing both baker games 146-131 and 124-112. They also lost all five individual games in the first match before taking four of five games in match two.
The Skyline men’s bowling team opened the 2012-13 season with a strong performance against a solid Adrian Maples team on Monday, winning 20-10. The Eagles split the two Baker games, winning game one 189-167, but lost game two 195-169, giving Adrian a 6-4 lead heading into match play.
Will Gidley led the Eagles, winning both his matches and picking up a difficult split in the 10th frame of game 2 to seal the victory for Skyline.
In match play, Skyline started strong winning game one 912-752. Jeff Rhodes, Vince Pakela and Will Gidley each won their matches giving the Eagles an 11-7 lead with one match remaining. Game one was highlighted by anchor bowler Will Gidley who rolled nine strikes in a row and finished with a 268.
The second match play game came down the the last frame and Skyline’s anchor bowler, Gidley. In game two, Kenny Nao and Mikio Osugi each won their games with Adrian taking the other two. Gidley trailed entering the 10th frame but converted a 3-10 split to win his match 207-201 giving the Eagles 5 additional points and avoiding a 15-15 tie with the Maples.
The women’s team bowled one woman short as Skyline currently has just four bowlers on the team. They trailed Adrian 10-0 at the end of the Baker games as they could not make up the pins from their open position in the lineup.
The Eagles bowled well in match play. Emma Parow, Olivia Osugi and Katrina Vancena each won their head to head matches in game one and the girls won all four matches (Hannah Wallace) in game two. But once again, they could not overcome being one man short in the lineup and the Maples won 23-7. The girls are still looking for additional bowlers to join the team. If you are interested please contact Coach Don Osugi at email@example.com.
The boys JV team won both baker games and all five head to head games in the first game of match play and cruised to a 27-3 win.