My team got good news prior to bowling tonight in the addition of a fifth member, Ralph Marple III, the son of the Ralph Marple who was my first summer league teammate. Ralph the younger has been on a few teams in Brunswick Mixed, but missed the first part of the season due to surgery. This Ralph can bowl a bit, as well, so my team is happy to have him.
I was finally back in the 500s in this league, though I sort of wanted my second game back. Along with adding Ralph, we made a lineup change, putting me in the lead-off spot, where I have some comfort from being in that position on my Sunday night team, and Brian took over our anchor spot. This marks the first time I haven’t been my team’s anchor in Brunswick Mixed, but I feel the lineup change helped me tonight.
Average (18 games): 167
Average for last 9 games: 168
Next week’s AVG+1 score: 520
Composite average (36 games): 176
Four out of five of us were over 500, with Tom having the high game of our group (233). Team once again won all four, and we were told before leaving that we took over 2nd place.