Port Clinton’s varsity bowling teams were swept by the Eagles Friday, knocking the Redskin boys out of the top spot in the Northern Ohio Bowling Conference.
The Redskins (8-2) moved ahead during the first two team games by rolling scores of 990 and 997 to a pair of 982 tallies from Eastwood (5-3), grabbing a 23-pin lead going into Baker.
The Eagles outscored the Redskins 971-929 to win the match 2935 to 2916.
Port Clinton’s Sean Black, and Eastwood’s Kyle Waynick had their own shootout. Waynick rolled games of 243-236 for a 479 set while Black, whose second game started with eight straight strikes, finished with a 471 series (207-264). Caleb Conrad helped the Redskins with a 410 set, (210-200) and Kyle Radloff added 394.
“While I feel we have a very talented team with an outstanding 989 team average, they just don’t have the competitive instinct to put teams away,” said Redskins coach Bob Black. “We’ve lost three matches, by one pin, eleven pins, and now nineteen pins, and we have literally made mistakes to give away each loss. It is discouraging, but it falls on me, and I need to find a way to correct that.”
On the girls side, the undefeated Eastwood girls handed Port Clinton (9-3, 8-2) a decisive 2729-2025 loss. The Eagles (8-0) bowled games of 877-935 to the Redskins’ 691-654 to sew up the match before Baker. Eastwood then won the Baker games 917-680.
Jessie Young led Eastwood with 194-240 and Kat Przybylski added 193-201. Samantha Stroupe rolled 171-190 for Port Clinton.
“To say our girls were disappointing is an understatement,” said Black. “We were never in the match, and the lack of effort to be competitive against better teams is obvious. Losing a match by 700 pins is embarrassing. We have to discover a way to get them to focus on each shot and use their ability.”