MUSKEGON, Mich. – Sabrina Ball made history Friday at the Jayhawks Great Lakes Classic, hosted by Muskegon Community College, becoming the first Spring Arbor University bowler to claim an individual tournament title.
Ball helped lead the Spring Arbor women's team to a second place finish at the event while the men's team finished in 10th place.
EVENT: Jayhawks Great Lakes Classic (Hosted by Muskegon Community College)
TEAM FINISH: Men – 10th/13; Women – 2nd/10
LOCATION: Northway Lanes | Muskegon, Mich.
- The SAU women's team posted a game series total of 3319. The Cougars rolled 722-720-662-691 in the Baker Games for a total of 2795 and an overall total of 6114 – just 66 pins back of the first place team.
- On the men's side, Spring Arbor had a game series score of 3519 before registering a 2687 (711-706-547-723) in the Baker Games for a total of 6206.
- Ball finished first out of a field of 60 bowlers racking up 755 total pins. She posted a high-game of 200 and averaged a 188.8 over her four games.
- Stephanie Waddell finished in 10th place overall with 678 pins. Waddell posted two games of 189 while averaging a 169.5. Hanna Irvin and Kassie Martin followed in 13th and 14th place, respectively. Irvin finished with 667 pins while Martin registered 662 with a high-game of 222. Kelsey Thomas racked up 607 pins with a 151.7 average.
- Austin Kraemer was the top finisher on the men's side placing 23rd out of 78 competitors. Kraemer knocked down 742 pins with a high-game of 223. Adam LaRoe placed 36th with 715 pins.
- Tucker Hemmila and Jarod Plank were close behind with scores of 691 and 689. Corey Gill and Kyle Lucas rounded out the Cougar contingent with a 682 and 653.
- Cornerstone University won the women's team title with 6180 pins while Schoolcraft finished first on the men's side with 6877 pins.
Spring Arbor will compete in the Muskie Mash, hosted by Muskingum University, on Saturday, Jan. 21 before traveling to Lima, Ohio for the final regular season WHAC Jamboree on Feb. 4.