Jimmy Bruns’ red-hot shooting at AMF Venice Lanes during the past week headlines this weekend’s zoomdune.com report of high scores from bowling leagues in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
The 34-year-old righthander averaged 267 for his six games, capped by an 809 series on scores of 279, 230 and 300 in the TGIF League, where he now carries a 208 average. Three nights earlier, on Tuesday in the Honest A/C League, he blasted games of 236, 279 and 279 for a 794 set that left him with a 213 average.
On Friday, Bruns ended his middle-game 230 by striking out in the final frame, and the subsequent perfect game gave him a 15-in-a-row finish. In the opening 279, only a stubborn 8-pin in the fifth frame stymied a bid for perfection.
In the Honest A/C League, Bruns began with a 236 game, and followed up with a pair of 279s, with 7-pin leaves in the fifth frame of Game 2 and the ninth frame of Game 3 representing the only non-strikes.
Eric Morrison posted an 11-in-a-row performance with a 290 score in the middle game of a 689 series in the Guys & Dolls League at Treasure Lanes. He opened with a 211 and finished with 188.
Two bowlers pounded out 10 strikes in a row en route to games of 289. Donald Schwartz did so in the middle of a 781 series in the Al Davis Memorial League at Bowland Port Charlotte, and Anthony Bongiovanni’s big game came as part of a 704 series in the Yoder’s Restaurant League at Sarasota Lanes.
On the distaff side, Jennifer Peacock blasted a 742 series on consistent scores of 247, 249 and 246 in the TGIF League at Treasure Lanes, where she now carries a 218 average.
In far-over-average efforts: Jose Jimenez fired a 101-over 278 game as part of a 191-over 725 series in the Shorebirds League at Bowland; Ralph Schulte rolled a 159-over 747 series that included a 279 game in the TGIF League at Treasure Lanes; and junior girl Taylor Parker had a 145-over 604 series in the Saturday morning youth league at Sarasota Lanes.
The number of high scores was limited somewhat because of leagues taking time out for the Thanksgiving holidays, but among other top performances reported from area centers:
- TREASURE LANES: Mike Aleshire 279-745, Jerry Weese 279-738 and 278-741, Jonathan Spooner 278, Jerry Edmondson 277-723, Ralph Gross 277-711, Scott Long 276, Ken Jones 269, Joe Harper 268-749, Jason Gottfried 268-731, Scott Trezise 265, Mike Janosik 712; Dolores Meyers 266-649, Debbie Baylor 248-636, Nancy Wroe 236, Celinda Brennan 236, Ursula Hall 235, Gina Adamo 234, Wendy Aldridge 618.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Matt Carter 279-726, Jimmy Kuykendall 278-739, Martin Pierce 278, Jon Cuebas 278, Kurtis Peyton 278, Peter Hynes 269-718, John Swantek 268, Pat Ursomanno 267-717, Paul Giles 267, Kevin Klimek 267, Greg Lindsey 266, John Rader 704; Mickeal Paige 234-670, Jodi Suares 226-622.
- AMF VENICE LANES: Kurtis Peyton 269, Tony Clevenger 269, Jack Hanson 268; Mary Stary 234.
- SARASOTA LANES: Robert Oden 269-754; Wendy Brown 234, Dottie Ceurter 614; junior boys Colton Jones 280-716 and Zachary Taylor 262.
- AMF GULF GATE LANES: Kevin Logan 278-753, Dale Harshbarger 278; Lorraine Devaney 600.
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