Baldwin bowlers enjoy another huge weekend



BALDWIN -- Baldwin won its team conference tournament and the regular season team events on Saturday. Baldwin's six-man bowling team won with over 500 pins to spare in their victory over other teams in the conference.

“Jesse Pancio, in his two single games, gave a tremendous boom to the Panthers by bowling 429 pins total,” Baldwin coach Duane Roberts said. “Remington Owens provided a much-needed boost as well. While Owens had a rocky start in the first singles game. he came back strong at the tail end to strike out in the last several frames and lives by his motto that he doesn't mind adversity or conflict.

“Once Remington found what he needed, he delivered greatly and shown while he is a strong fourth-spot bowler. I can always count on him to provide the anchor with a much-needed mark to capitalize on the fifth and 10th frames. As the regular season is over, we are building upon success week after week in our conference.”

This bowling season, “we only have one senior leaving, who is dual-sport athlete, Derek Mock, who has delivered tremendously during the season,” Roberts said. “Mock has bowled several high 100s games this year and holds the high game record for the league with 191. Pancio could not have both high series and high game. Mock and Adam McClure a junior for Baldwin, ended up bowling the same exact pin count this past weekend to provide Baldwin with consistent pin count numbers. McClure returned for his second year of bowling for Baldwin and is in the lead-off bowler.

“McClure gives me strikes and spares. He is great to build off of in the first frame, and someone to maximize the score of the anchor in his sixth frame. Jalik Hawkins is in my third slot for bowling. Hawkins provides Owens with a mark to feed off of, and Hawkins is very consistent in his Bakers. Jalik is a bowler with a good mentality and is a big team player. Sophomore and first-year bowler Jake Cutler contributed to the Panthers’ victory on Saturday by adding high pins to the team's Bakers, and year-long pin count. I am counting on Cutler to be a key and instrumental piece to our bowling team next year.”

Cutler, Roberts added, “will be a huge asset to have as we continue to improve and work throughout this post-season and preparations for next year. Next year's regular-season I believe we will have another promising season to follow this year.

The conference singles bowling is at The Gate in Big Rapids on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.