Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Freitag's Pocket Shots Pave Way to 300 Game

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Freitag's Pocket Shots Pave Way to 300 Game

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Sean Freitag rolled the first perfect game of his 10-year bowling career recently in the Sunday Night Mixed League at Bowl America Orange Park. After scores of 171 and 203, the right-hander used a series of pocket shots en route to the 300 game for a 674 series.

"I was really nervous in the last frame, and on the last shot, the ball felt like it weighed a ton," Freitag said. "This is the best feeling I've ever had since I started bowling.

"This is like pitching a no-hitter in the World Series. It's awesome. I still smile every time I think about it."

His best previous effort was a 290 and he has a high series of 722. He is bowling in two leagues and carries a composite 180 average.

DOLISON ROLLS 299 -- Grady Dolison rolled a 299 game in the Jax Classic League early last month.

"I really felt good in the 10th frame. I tugged the first shot but it held the oil line for a solid strike," Dolison said. "The last ball felt like the best ball of the game but I was left looking at a stone nine pin between me and the 300 game."

The 14-year veteran is still chasing his dream of an 800 series. After a 275 in the first game and then the 299 game, he was well on his way. In the final frame of the third game, all he needed was a mark to make his dream come true.

But a split on the first ball of the 10th frame ended his dream. He finished with a 215 game and a 789 series, his best three-game series.

The right-hander is bowling in two leagues, carries a 210 composite average and has rolled one 300 game.

FOSTER NEARLY PERFECT -- Gary Foster recorded his second honor score in the past two months recently in the Bowl America Men's Invitational League at Bowl America Southside.

After scores of 161 and 211, the right-hander rolled 12 solid shots in the final game before leaving a solid 10 pin on the final shot for a 299 game.

"I was a little nervous this time [comparing this to his 300 game two months ago], but it was hard to believe that I was in this position again for another honor score," he said. …

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