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Women take 5th, men finish 7th at Raider Classic

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BEAVERCREEK, Ohio - The Huntington University bowling teams had a great weekend at the Wright State Raider Classic where the women finished 5th out of 23 teams and the men claimed 7th out of 21 teams.  

The men’s team of Joe Miller, Daniel Miller, Seth Walker, Derek Beckler, James Knapp and Adam Harris-Shoemaker had a strong run throughout the two-day tourney for their best outing of the year. Bowling on Brunswick’s 43’ Phantom pattern at Beaver-Vu Lanes, the Foresters rolled team games of 990-956-952-1021-807 for a five-game total of 4,726 on Saturday to sit in 8th by the day’s end.

Ohio State led the tournament after Saturday with 5,128 followed by Notre Dame College (5,038), Morehead State (4,975), Saginaw Valley (4,953), University of Pikeville (4,900), Adrian College (4,794), Urbana University (4,733) and HU (4,726).

In Sunday’s Baker games, Coach Bischoff’s crew rolled four-game Baker blocks of 739-730-791-787-797 for a Baker total of 3,844 which bumped them up a spot to 7th in the final standings with a total of 8,570 pins. HU’s 3,844 on Sunday was the 6th highest Baker total of the tournament. The top four teams after the Baker games bowled an eliminator format to determine the champions where Morehead State defeated Notre Dame College for the title.

In individual action, Joe Miller finished 10th out of 145 bowlers with a five-game total of 1,045 for a 209.0 average. Other averages included Walker (19th, five-game average of 199.2), Daniel Miller (39th, five-game average of 182.2), Knapp (four-game average of 188.5), Beckler (four-game average of 174.7) and Harris-Shoemaker (two-game average of 160.5).

High games for HU were Joe Miller with 246-226-213-197, Daniel Miller with 225-200-188, Walker with 182-188-208-252, Beckler with 193-191 and Knapp with 183-221-185.

Brianna Cearbaugh, Shelby New, Ayla Yeiter, Abigail Atkins, Emily O’Leary and Brooke Ewing represented the HU women over the weekend. Bowling at Capri Lanes in Kettering, OH, on a 47’ Paris pattern, the Foresters got off to a slow start on Saturday with 852 their first game but bounced back to roll games of 1049-930-984-987 for 4th place in the standings with a pin total of 4,802 going into Sunday’s Baker games. 

Pikeville was leading the pack on Saturday with 5,091 followed by host Wright State (4,883), Urbana (4,839), HU (4,802), Ursuline (4,702), Union College (4,699), Notre Dame College (4,697) and Marian (4,695).

On Sunday, the Foresters rolled four-game Baker sets of 669-808-754-685-831 to find themselves in 7th place going into the last set where they jumped over both Adrian and Notre Dame to claim 5th with a tournament total of 8,549.

Individually, Shelby New and Ayla Yeiter finished 7th and 8th respectively out of 138 bowlers. New rolled a five-game total of 1,036 for a 207.2 average while Yeiter rolled a five-game total of 1,035 for a 207.0 average. Also bowling five games were Cearbaugh (35th, 190.0 average) and O’Leary (49th, 183.8 average). Ewing averaged 177.0 for three games and Atkins averaged 165.5 for two games.

High games for the women were O’Leary with 200-219-184, Ewing with 192-190, Cearbaugh with 237-186, New with 234-198-204-239 and Yeiter with 274-225-191-188.

In JV action, the HU women’s team of Heidi Tucker, Kasey Carney, Sierra Perry, Ciara Lovell and Eleni Newsome finished 7th out of 10 teams. They finished with a tournament total of 7,086 pins. High games for HU included Carney with 172-170-180-172, Tucker with 194-204 and Newsome with 205. Tucker averaged 173.0, Carney 166.0, Newsome 168.6, Lovell 142.6, and Perry 151.2.

The men’s JV team of Blake Lugo, Justin Coleman, Jess Meyers, David Miller, and Joseph Mitchell finished 8th of 11 teams with a total of 7,747. High games were Lugo with 171-174, Coleman with 204-173-257, Meyers with 172-202, Miller with 181-175 and Mitchell with 197-184-175-184. Lugo averaged 157.4, Coleman 192.4, Meyers 162.6, Miller 163.0 and Mitchell 180.0.

This Saturday the HU bowling teams will travel to Interstate Lanes in Rossford (Ohio) to compete in the BGSU Falcon Classic for their seventh tournament of the season and last one before semester break.

Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.