BEAVERCREEK, Ohio--Adrian College traveled to the Buckeye State to compete in the UPIKE Orange and Black Classic on Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13. Adrian wound up 19th out of 33 teams with 7,593 pins knocked down.
The tournament format was five individual games and four sets of bakers. The Bulldogs were able to bring their A and B teams to the event with 33 varsity and 12 junior varsity teams competing. For the first day, Adrian was able to start off strong with a 960 series in game one of the varsity competition. The squad followed that with an 889 and a 917 for games two and three. Game four brought the team back up with a 997 series. The fifth and final individuals set was a 865.
Individually, senior Jared Caudill led all Bulldog bowlers representing the junior varsity side with a 247, 216, 193, 166 and a 205 for his 5 games. His total was a 1027 for an average of 205.4, which was fifth among JV competitors and 34th out of 300 overall. He was awarded a spot on the JV all-tournament team.
Other Adrian individual results:
71st – Junior Jansen Stone, 949 series for five games and averaged 189.8 (V)
103rd – Freshman Noah Bany, 888 series for five games and averaged 177.6 (JV)
112th – Senior Jadin Majewski, 864 series for five games and averaged 172.8 (V)
122nd – Freshman Thomas Trecha, 829 series for four games and averaged 207.3 (V)
145th – Junior Joe Borowski, 765 series for five games and averaged 153 (JV)
148th – Senior Austin Foate, 749 series for four games and averaged 187.3 (V)
157th – Junior Chase Fleming, 724 series for four games and averaged 181 (V)
161st – Freshman Tyler Warren, 711 series for 5 games and averaged 142.2 (JV)
210th – Freshman Cameron Klein, 513 series for three games and averaged 171 (V)
229th – Junior Devin Butts, 407 series for three games and averaged 135.7 (JV)
255th – Freshman Robert Cunningham, 232 series for two games and averaged 116 (JV)
Day 2 saw 16 baker games as Adrian slipped four spots from the previous day to 19th. After qualifying, Notre Dame College was the first seed, followed by Lawrence Tech, host Pikeville, Bowling Green, Lincoln Memorial, Wright State, Robert Morris-Illinois and Lourdes to obtain the top eight teams for bracket play. Lincoln Memorial won the bracket, beating Lawrence Tech in the finals.
The Adrian junior varsity squad threw a 833, 804, 794, 716 and an 883 for their five sets.
Adrian College will be getting ready for its next tournament on Oct. 26-27, which is the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference #1 and #2.
--Austin Foate '20, Sports Management major and The College World sportswriter