Bowling – Wed, Nov. 2, 2022
LAWRENCE, Kan. – This past weekend, the Baker bowling teams hosted the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge where the women finished second and the men finished in seventh.
For the women’s side, Baker bowled a team total of 4,434 in five games and added on a Baker total of 2,766 to qualify for bracket play in fourth place with an overall total of 7,200. The Wildcats qualified behind Wichita State, William Penn and Ottawa.
All four qualifying teams bowled four games in the first round, with the top two teams moving on to the final round. Ottawa University bowled a strong 747 in the first round, with Baker coming in just seven pins behind for a total of 740 to set the stage for the final round.
Baker started off strong with a 205 in the first round but finished with a total of 756 in four games, while Ottawa finished with a total of 783.
Individually, Caitlin Lucas led the way for Baker, finishing in third place with an average of 195. Her best game came in game two where she rolled a 221. Emily Stamper also finished inside the top-10 for Baker in ninth, while Kinsey Miller finished 18th on the tournament.
On the men’s side, Baker bowled a team total of 4,489 through five games and then bowled a Baker total of 2,986 in 16 Baker games to finish with an overall total of 7,475. Baker defeated two other Heart of America schools which included William Penn and Central Methodist.
Dillon Harris was Baker’s top finisher as he took 50th overall, while bowling an average of 175.4. His best game was game three when he rolled a 181.
Both Baker bowling teams will be back in action on Nov. 12-13, when they travel to Quad Cities, Ill., to compete in the Leatherneck Classic.
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