The men's bowling team had a pretty good outing as they competed in their first AHIBC Conference events in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. On Saturday the team struggled with splits as they bowled on Sydney a 33-foot oil pattern. With the pattern being so short, the guys had trouble controlling the back end and spare shooting was difficult. The team finished 15th out of 17 teams.
Freshman Dylin Hunter led the way for the guys finishing 14th out of 157 bowlers averaging a 186.75.
In the second event on Sunday, teams bowled on Seoul which is 39 feet. The scoring pace was much higher than in Saturday's event and the team shot a 961 in the second game. Hunter got hot firing off four strikes before he left a ten pin in the fifth frame. He made his spare and struck out for a 279 game. Hunter remained in the zone and shot a 267 in his third game. In the two games he struck in 21 out of the 24 frames. He shot a 934 averaging a 233.5 to win his first tournament in a field of 156 bowlers.
After the four team games, Adrian was in 10th place out of 17 teams. The team threw a pretty good first baker block shooting a 678, but dug a big hole in their second block. They made up a lot of those lost pins in their third block by shooting an 806 averaging a 201.5 for four games. Adrian would finish 13th out of 17 teams.