A perfect game by Jordan Sepper at Sarasota Lanes and back-to-back 700-plus series by Samantha Rocca-Linder represent the top performances in this weekend’s byteclay.com report on high scores in bowling leagues in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
Competing in the Yoder’s Restaurant League at Sarasota Lanes, where he now carries a 205 average, Sepper opened with his 300 before completing a 693 series with games of 207 and 186.
Rocca-Linder increased her average to 221 in the My Salon Suite League at AMF Gulf Gate when she blasted games of 262, 217 and 259 for a 738 series, one week after a 727 set on scores of 238, 245 and 244.
Greg Parks opened his series in the Wednesday Night Mixed League at Englewood Bowl with a 299 game before adding scores of 213 and 212 for a 724 total that upped his average to 215.
Other 11-in-a-row efforts were performed by Jonathan Meyer, Mike Gronow and Pete Llerena. Meyer began a 188-over-average 797 series with a 290 game in the Thursday Earlybirds League at Treasure Lanes, Gronow completed a 709 series with a 297 game in the Cook Spring Invitational League at Sarasota Lanes, where he carries a 213 average, and Llerena posted a 101-over-average 290 game to jump-start a 692 series in the My Salon Suite League at AMF Gulf Gate.
Wendell VasGaasbeck deserves mention for finishing two league sessions with scores of 289. He did so to complete a 687 series in the Al Davis Memorial League at Bowland Port Charlotte, and to cap a 665 in the Adam & Eve Mixed League at the same center.
Far-over-average series were posted by: Richard McLaughlin Sr., a 194-over 734 that included a 267 game in the Cook Spring Invitational League at Sarasota Lanes; Rick Sardo, a 190-over 769 that included a 279 game in the TGIF League at Treasure Lanes; Jim Knight, a 144-over 699 with steady scores of 248, 224 and 227 in the C&L Awards League at Sarasota Lanes; and Jim Ord, a 143-over 695 topped by a 256 game in the Cook Spring Invitational at Sarasota Lanes.
In other significant scores reported from all seven area bowling centers:
- SARASOTA LANES: Justin Carroll 279-770, Rafael Perez 278, Anthony Bongiovanni 278, Carl Sawyer 276-779, Earl Knopf 269, Robert Oden 268, Richard McLaughlin Jr. 267, Bobby Teachey 266-709, Jim Grimes 266-706, Ron Klazon 266, Harold Christmas 266, Mike Rudolph 266, James McCleland 265-703, Scott Hall 720, Greg Jones 708, Cody Jones 707, Nick Jones 705, Greg Talbot 702; Barb Ripley 255-652, Casey Waugh 226, Wendy Perna 225, Amanda Albritton 632.
- AMF BRADENTON LANES: Todd Stewart 278, James DiLorenzo 277-739, Mathew Stroud 267, Charles Strong 267, Craig Ripley 266-734, Wayne Slusser 266, Richard Rounds 702, Jacob Evans 702, Mike Clark 700; Alison Shedrow 246-654 and 242-629, Nancy Wakeland 243-623, Gabe Barone 234, Paula Wenzel 226-623 and 627.
- TREASURE LANES: Jimmy Poulos 285, Jimmy Kuykendall 278, John Fuentas 269, D.J. June 268-769, Matt Batties 267, Ed Burlison 267, David Oswald 266, Mike Aleshire 265-744, Jerry Weese 709, Mark Nihoff 702; Cathy Whitaker 242, Celinda Brennan 233, Jennifer Peacock 229 and 227.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: William Grimm 288, Ray St. Sauveur 276 and 269-741, Donald Leslie 269, Ray Tippins 268, Pat Ursomanno 265, Richard Oliveira 727, Daniel Gassera 714, Jeff Desfosse 701; Roseana Gassera 247 and 234, Linda Cook 239, Shan Smith 226.
- AMF GULF GATE LANES: Steve Roca 287-711, Darrell Hamel 278, Dave McCoy 267, Pat Welch 703; Cindy Grich 259-679 and 235-605, Jennifer Peacock 247-642, Janet Romig 232, Beth Owen-Cipielewski 225-600, Farrel Hansen 619.
- AMF VENICE LANES: Joe Murray 268-728, Jeff Stapleton 755.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Ken Bruno 267-701.
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