COLUMBUS, Ohio - This past weekend the Forester bowling teams headed to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the Buckeye Baker Classic hosted by Ohio State University at the HPL Bowling Center where the women finished 11th and the men finished 17th.
The two-day tournament featured 24 Baker games on Saturday and 12 more on Sunday. The top eight teams then competed in head-to-head best of three Baker games for the title.
The HU women recorded a total score of 6,079. Sitting in 11th after the first 18 Baker games, Huntington jumped up to 8th after Baker games 19-28. t looked like the Foresters were on the cusp of qualifying for the finals but the last eight Baker games didn’t prove kind to Coach Bischoff’s crew as they dropped back down to 11th and were denied the opportunity to compete for the tournament title.
On the men’s side, HU finished with a tournament total of 5,109. While the Foresters struggled with consistency throughout the weekend, the team’s highlight came in its final Baker game where they bowled a 223, the highest Baker game score in program history.
Notre Dame College claimed the women’s title while Morehead State took top honors in the men’s bracket.
Huntington is back in action on February 15-17 when they compete in the Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind.