NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt returns to Wisconsin for the second time in three weeks as the season continues this weekend at Stephen F. Austin’s Ladyjack Classic, being held at the Sheridan Lanes in Kenosha.
Friday – five Baker Games beginning at 10:35 a.m.
Saturday – five traditional games beginning 9:25 a.m.
Sunday – three-round Baker bracket beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Arkansas State, Aurora, Carthage, Jacksonville State, Lewis, Marian, Maryville, McKendree, Nebraska, Newman, Stephen F. Austin, Tulane, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Valparaiso, Vanderbilt and Youngstown State
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Solid Start in 2023-24
Vanderbilt won the Warhawk Classic in Madison three weeks ago and was third in Orlando two weeks ago. There have been a number of individual bright spots, starting with the strong return of All-American Paige Peters. The junior missed much of last season with a variety of ailments, but she won the Warhawk and missed winning in Orlando by two pins. Except for a 7-10 split, Peters didn’t have an open frame and was rewarded by being named the first-ever Conference USA Bowler of the Month. Freshman Haley Lindley was sharp in the leadoff role, placing fourth in Orlando.
Last Year’s Memorable Event
The Commodores made it interesting here a year ago. On Friday, the Dores began with four consecutive 1,100-pin games–three of the best five Baker Games in program history—and capped it with a 300 game by Mabel Cummins, Caroline Thesier, Alyssa Ballard, Peters and Victoria Varano.
Ballard then won the individual championship Saturday with a 234.6 average and a high game of 268.
The team finished second Sunday, losing some momentum after two red-hot days.