During his days as a baseball player, Jared Bundy was a Southern soccer player who could throw a 90-mph heater, or dial his speed back to keep hitters out of balance with an 80-mph curveball.
The key was that he could throw hits on both pitches. In a somewhat similar way, it’s the same ability to throw hits that makes him a top-notch player.
He proved it again in Wednesday’s Promo League at Sunset Lanes when he started his first league game by crushing his pocket 1-2. Ditto for the second and third frame.
And hits kept coming, including his first two shots in the 10th frame. And within a nanosecond of his third ball hitting the pocket in the 10th minute, a crowded applause and loud girlfriends told the story as his last shot gave him 300 thrills.
Then, after throwing 215 and 157 games, he finished the 672 streak and a total of 23 hits.
So it’s no surprise that a day later he hit 22 strokes in a 674 series in Thursday’s Dixie Ten Pins League.
His resume now includes a 300-pair, 11-hit multiple consecutive games, a 768 career high streak, a 215 best average and still the most 17-hit back-to-back.
Bundy is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dodgers, enjoys fishing and camping, and topping his bucket list one day swim with sharks in Australia.
In another move, Todd Thomas, patriarch of the Thomas family of bowling, split Dixie in a Sunday League match by a streak of 736 in consistent games of 247, 246 and 243 along with a total of 22 strokes.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Turlington (666-248) who was an outstanding three-sport athlete in high school, looks set to get back to throwing some of his big 700 points. Larry Rumple (656-227) put in one of his best matches in the 2022-23 season, Mike Foot (636-234) has certainly been hitting his scoring pace lately.
Jim Matthews (622-235) did another good job, Chase Evans (614-223) continued his game on the rise, and Miles Biennale (605-220) deserves the ink for one of the best games of the season.
On the singles game front, Tor Lowry (675) slammed a countless 279, Lew Agius (631) delivered 267, Jeff Edwards (629) threw a season high of 266, and Dave Keller also had an impressive 254 hit.
Jim Fowler scored 224, Justin Key booked 243, Bob Lenin’s booth was 234, and Ed Worden (605) posted 224.
Fred Foerrester, Ross Marshall, Scott Blue, Rob Carrier and Corey Ballard scored 217, 215, 211, 209 and 208, respectively.
On the women’s scene, Anne Rasmussen rotated 637 chart-topping series including 223 games, while Sherry Sennar averaged 207 between strong matches in both Dixie (635-235) and Sunset (611-216).
Hailey Bundy (619-216) pounded the pocket with 13 hits, but even more impressive was the marks in 15 of 17 backup attempts, Sharon Redding (590-220) had another good week of pin-cutter, and Kara Kopf- cleared the ball Rasberry’s gentle hook (563) makes the way for another fruitful outing.
Without much fanfare, Jimmy Turlington (552-221) is having a great season, Lisa Jones (527-210) hit the trails with a fantastic effort, and Chris Sanzon (502-202) has another week of strong grades.
In one play, Diana Stover (560) threw 223, Susan Hill (567) threw 207, and Miran Hegeman received 202.
Debbie Vasquez takes the 400 Series award for season 435 high… Octogenarian’s Bonnie Kabe wins 4-7-8-10… Saves Bev Keeley 6-7… Janet Parker turns 3-6- 7-10 .
Le Agios 670-244; Mane Hartmann 664-234; Dave Myers 651-235; Stan Rasmussen 644-247; Adam Sedgwick 638-225; Jeff Edwards 619-225; Jeff Anderson 611-225; Dell Aston 224; C.J. Fowler 215; Jerry Bundy 213; Rick Dipper 204; Tony Zakios 204; Art Oswald 20; Anne Rasmussen 596-205; Deby Lenin 538-220; Cathy Ritchie 523-211; Pat McLaughlin 501; Diana Swart 500; Diana Scharf 210; Pat Verchota survived the 3-7 split.
Brendan Thomas 677-265; Ben Stang 663-228; Jake Heaton 661-239; Will Hutchinson 659-2234; Scott Ferreira 655-242; Chase Evans 651-247; Corey Shot 649-247; Joseph Graham 649–219; Bill Stover 645-226; Chris Scott 628-233; Jay Healy 628-224; Will Maryloch 628-237; JC Barrow 627-247; Dalton Smith 625-255; Jeremy Telford 625–236; Robert Dickey 624-233; Patrick Webster 614-222; Scott Brusier 614-244; John Potter 512-227; Tony Zakius 613-227; Rick Lesko 609-239; Jack Raspberry 607-222; Ed Worden 605-224; Jorge Jrigida 605-222; Chuck Irvine 603-248; David Romano 603-218; Duane Sullivan 601-216; Shane Wilson 601-235; Jerry Bundy 600-225; Eloah Otofe 266; Shawn Wonder 236; Herb Ridge 233; Tonga New 232; Scott Bahrke 228; Mo Davis 226; Jackie Sydal 223; Scott Bowden 223; Wayne Nonley 221; Read Vic 219; Dave Castro 217; Michael Garcia 215; Doyle Moser 214; Keith Reynolds 214; Stan Oliver 214; Stan Oliver 214; Jacob Book 213; Doug Clark 212; Ken Schloman 212; Larry Wells 212; Stan Rasmussen 211; Tyler 211; Lindsey May 209; Mark Cruz 208; Randy James 205; Ron Floriani 205; Al Sheddin 204; Kyle Kidman 204; Anthony McDermott 203; Brandon Hadlock 203; Bill Logan 202; Dave Conklin 202; Ty Mickelson 201; Warren Brooks 201; Randy Halverson 200; Margie O’Neill 581-213; Ashley Thomas 556-202; Indiana Bullatis Nye 537-211; Sheila Green 534; bat versuta 530; BJ Redhouse 523; Marcy Thompson 520; Anne Prosier 516; Tina Wilson 515; Thomas dawn 503; Debbie Lenin 501; Carol Ketterer 201.
Willie Theiss covers league bowling in St. George for The Spectrum & Daily News.
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