Fresh from a weekend tournament win at the Kegel High School Challenge, where they also placed third overall, the Lady Sandcrabs continued their streak against the Lady Buccaneers at Ormond Lanes, on Monday, Sept. 27, finishing with an 8-1 overall record.
Kara Beissel led Seabreeze with a solid 227 first score, giving her and the team the high scratch games of the match. The Sandcrabs included a 199 for their second Baker game and three bowlers with additional high scratch games: Madison Kuenning-179, Maelyn Sniffen-175, and Stacey Spaulding-174. Buccaneer Catie Todd scored the Mainland girls' top game with a 170.
Even though Sandcrab Spencer Mosher scored the match high game of 216, the Mainland boys team remained dominant against Seabreeze and placed first overall, edging out DeLand High School by 28 points. After losing their first Baker game to the ‘Crabs, the Bucs rallied to win the remaining two games.
This is Mainland High School coach Adam Rosenberg’s second season leading the team. In his first year, he coached his team to the State Championships, where they placed second. He has a lot of return bowlers and with a current 8-1 overall record, he knows they are definitely competitive.
“It was a little stressful in the middle there,” Rosenberg said. “I got them to calm down to be more consistent and try not to do too much. I trust all of them as bowlers so once they got comfortable and started to figure it out, I knew they had it.”
Two-handed bowlers, Walther Lents and Coltan Hagan shined with Mainland’s top scratch series of 395 and 385, respectively.
“I didn’t do as well as I wanted but we got the win and that’s all that matters,” Lents said. “We figured it out the second game. We didn’t lose hope. We stayed consistent like a train. That’s how we got the W.”