Red Devils on a roll
PERU — The Hall Red Devil bowling teams were on a roll in Saturday’s Cavalier Classic at Super Bowl in Peru.
Red Devil David McManus rolled a perfect 300 game and placed first individually in the boys’ tournament with a total of 1,554 pins.
Teammate Kaitlyn Padgett also won individual honors on the girls side with a total of 1,334 pins and Clarissa Gerrard placed fifth individually with a total of 1,045 pins to lead the Lady Devils to a first-place effort. Hall edged host LaSalle-Peru by 19 pins.
“It felt great, we’ve never won first place in anything, so it was a really accomplishment for us,” Padgett said.
McManus’ 300 game was his second perfect of the season and third in his career. Everything was right on for the Hall bowler.
“I don’t even if tried I could have messed up, even if my missed mark. It was one of those days,” said McManus, who averaged 258 on the day, including games of 279 and 274.
McManus’ only real disappointment was in missing an 800 series by one pine, when he left the 7 pin on his second last ball of the day. He nearly picked up the Greek Church after leaving three pins on the right and two on the left.
At the other end of the alley, Padgett was equally impressive, flirting with a 300 game of her own. She rolled eight straight strikes to open her first game before leaving the 10 pin in the ninth and 10th frames.
“I was mad,” she said.
Padgett said she was feeling especially good in the first half of the day and felt like she adjusted pretty well late when the lanes become drier and tend to put more hook into the ball.
“I had to be more precise what I was doing,” said Padgett, who rolled a 247 in her fifth game.
The Hall boys placed third as a team with the first-place Dixon Dukes (5,749) outdistancing their closest competitor, DeKalb, by 560 pins.
“Dixon shot amazing,” McManus said.