A 300 by our sub livens up bowling night

Look at game two, fourth man down. Ron Fox Jr. rolled a 300 for CiCi's Pizza Thursday night.

Look at game two, fourth man down. Ron Fox Jr. rolled a 300 for CiCi’s Pizza Thursday night.

Even for a last-place team, the ultimate can happen anytime on the bowling lanes.

Last night, our sub bowler, Ron Fox Jr., rolled a perfect 300 in the second game of three.

Way to go, Ron.

It was exciting, watching his powerful ball knock down all 10 pins, 12 throws in a row.

All the bowlers in our 12-team league applauded after his final strike.

Perfect games come fairly often in the Thursday Night Men’s League at Bowling Green in North Syracuse, N.Y., at least a couple every month, it seems. It’s a very good league.

They are celebrated every time nevertheless.

Steve, Randy, Tom and I shared in the applause. And the fun.

We sang out thanks for our fifth regular bowler, Tiny, who was in the second week of a vacation to Cancun. Tiny returned home too late yesterday to get to the lanes. His bad. Our great.

The five guys on the other team grumped a bit about having a sub bowler roll a 300 against them.

I have a little sympathy. Just a little. We’ve had a 300 game rolled against us several times over the past six seasons I’ve been bowling with these guys. And by a sub bowler, too.

It’s the first perfect game over that time for somebody on our team.

It was great.

We won all three games and took total pins for a seven-point sweep. We got closer to the team in 11th place.

Oh, yes. What about me?

Bad first game. Average second game.

And then in game three, with Ron in a bit of a letdown after that perfecto — he still almost managed to hit his average with a 213, mind you — I came up big with a 237 game. Not bad for a man who entered the night with a 161 average. I had nine strikes in the game. Ron enthusiastically shook my hand after my last shot.

Now that’s a great bowling night.

21 thoughts on “A 300 by our sub livens up bowling night

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  2. Mark … I don’t bowl, but is it the same as when a pitcher has a no-hitter going? As in, no one mentions it, and everyone else avoids the person working on the perfect game?

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  3. I’ve only witnessed two 300 games in my bowling career, both in the Men’s league that bowls next to the mixed league I am in. My team did have a 299 shot against us last year. The alley always gets quiet and all eyes are on anyone who is three strikes away from perfection… it’s quite a thrill to see!

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