MB: BRAVES PLACE SECOND AT ANDY B’S TEAM CHALLENGE

Final Results

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. � The Braves men’s bowling team kicked off their 2019-20 season Saturday morning at Andy B’s Team Challenge. Ottawa finished second of nine in the varsity competition and second of five in the junior varsity competition. The varsity finished with an overall pin total of 6,721, while the junior varsity finished with an overall pin total of 6,386. Sophomores Jared Freed and Daniel Hall both made the All-Tournament Team.

Hall finished third overall with a seven-game average of 205.6 and a pin total of 1,439. Freed was right behind him in fourth place with a seven-game average of 203.4 and a pin total of 1,424. Sophomore Scott Ketch finished ninth with a seven-game average of 184 and pin total of 1,288.

Freshman Chase Dugan was close behind, finishing 11th overall with a seven-game average of 180.4 and a pin total of 1,263. Sophomore Tyler Barnett finished 22nd with a six-game average of 191.5 and a pin total of 1,149. Senior George King was right behind, finishing 23rd with a seven-game average of 162.7 and a pin total of 1,139.

Senior Colton Swartz finished 27th overall with a seven-game average of 156.3 and a pin total of 1,094. Sophomore Brett Perry finished 34th with a seven-game average of 148 and a pin total of 1,036. Junior Jeffrey Gump finished 47th with a five-game average of 184 and a pin total of 920.

Junior Ethan Cowen was close behind, finishing 50th overall with a five-game average of 182 and a pin total of 910. Junior Brady Brunson finished 70th with a four-game average of 177 and a pin total of 708. Freshman Wesley Outman finished 91st with a one-game pin total of 171.

“I am proud of how both men’s teams came out to start the season,” said head bowling coach Geoff Poston. “The chemistry was good all around, and it’s a good first step forward heading into our first Tier 1 in Wichita next week.”

The Braves will hit the lanes again on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 for the Tier 1 Midstates Championships in Wichita, Kan. Games are set to begin at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday and 7:45 a.m. on Sunday.

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