TECUMSEH, Mich.–The Adrian College men's bowling team placed third at the first-ever Siena Heights University Halo Invitational at Ten Pin Alley over the weekend. The Bulldogs knocked down 6,691 pins to beat out Rochester (6,399) and Cornerstone (6,145).
Sophomore Dylin Hunter led the Bulldogs by averaging 205 pins over six games, earning all-tournament team honors. Freshman Nick Medley and sophomore Kyle Wood each added a 185 average and sophomore Josh VanCampen, 183.
"We are a very young, talented team (that is) still learning the game," said Adrian assistant coach Darrin Griewahn said. "The guys battled this weekend and finished in third place to a very talented Toledo team. By midsession, our guys will be hitting their stride and will be a lot of fun to watch.
"They work hard at practice and they are dedicated to the program. I couldn't ask for a better group of guys," Griewahn said.
The Toledo Rockets out-bowled the host Saints in the last game, 971-921, to secure a narrow 22-pin victory with a final score of 7,110 to 7,088.
Kenneth DeGraaf placed first individually for the Saints in the 44-bowler field, tossing a six-game series of 1,271 (211.83 average), which included games of 237, 226, 268 and 202 to secure his second career individual collegiate title.
Adrian hits the lanes again next Saturday and Sunday with two American-Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference tournaments at Super Bowl in Canton.
(Information in this event recap was corrected at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26; Adrian Athletics apologizes for the error.)