CINCINNATI, Ohio - After over a month’s break, the Forester bowling teams were back in action at the Storm Hoinke Bearcat Classic where the women claimed 4th out of 23 teams and the men finished 25th of 31.
Hosted at S&S Western Lanes, the tourney included 20 Baker games and six regular games. The women tallied 9,591 pins with Casandra Griffith leading the way. The sophomore right-hander finished with a 217.8 average to finish third out of 130 bowlers and earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
Three other Foresters finished in the top 50 included Ayla Yeiter (17th, 202.5 average), Shelby New (30th, 192.3 average) and Brooke Ewing (43rd, 183.8 average). Both Emily O’Leary and Emerald Leong each bowled three games to finish with a 181.7 and 178.7 average respectively.
The top five finishers included #5 Lindenwood (9847) followed by Martin Methodist (9770), Wright State (9715), HU (9591) and #11 Bowling Green (9556). Other ranked teams Huntington beat included #16 Urbana, #22 Ursuline and #31 Bellarmine.
The men topped out at 9,199 pins. Connor Brown finished 32nd individually to pace the men’s team with a 205.0 average. Joe Miller turned in a 188.7 average to finish 70th as the only other Forester to bowl all six regular games.
Derek Beckler (194.4 average), Tyler Neff (186.8 average) and James Knapp (168.6 average) each bowled five games. Other bowlers for HU included Adam Shoemaker (two-game average of 162.0) and Dan Miller (one game of 200).
Urbana claimed the men’s title with 10,595 pins. Rounding out the top five included Calumet (10,532), Morehead State (10,510), Martin Methodist (10,498) and Lindenwood (10,481).
Huntington travels to Addison, Illinois, this weekend to compete in the ISPBA/Kegel Midwest Collegiate Classic.