CHILLICOTHE — With five strikes to finish the final baker game, the Wilmington High School boys bowling team defeated Clinton-Massie and Chillicothe Friday night at Shawnee Lanes.
The Hurricane had 2,496 while the Falcons finished with 2,466. The Cavaliers had 1,528.
Wilmington and Clinton-Massie both have three league losses and trail South Central Ohio League leader Hillsboro who has just one league loss.
“Massie is a very tough team this year,” WHS coach Josh Fisher said. “We just found a way to pull through at the end.”
Ryan Hottinger led the Hurricane with a 447 series (225 and 222) while Zach Zeckser had a 409 series (183 and 226). Tim Wright had a 221 game.
Aric France led Massie with a 418 (180 and 238). Kenton McInerney had 398 (217 and 181) while Jacob Wellman had 397 (206 and 191). Joey Marburger had 173 and 159 while Chandler Morsch had a 161 game and Corey Potts finished with a 166 game.
Wilmington trailed Clinton-Massie by 59 pins after the first game but a season-best 1,034 put the Hurricane on top by 40 going into the baker games.
The Hurricane lead dwindled, though, as Massie had a 201 to Wilmington’s 181. The Falcons won the next baker game 180 to 169 and the difference was 9 pins.
Clinton-Massie seemingly had things in control with a 213 final baker game, but Wilmington finished with five strikes for a 234 baker game a a 30-pin victory.