Brandon Hatton has started off the new season with a bang.
The 19-year-old Hatton, on his first night bowling in the adult leagues, rolled an 805 on games of 290-268-247 in the Friday Night Fun League at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland on Aug. 10. In the James Wafford Memorial League at Southland on Monday night, he rolled a 300 game en route to a 739 series.
Not a bad way to begin your bowling career.
Hatton was one of the top youth bowlers at Eastland the past few years. This past season he posted a 210 average in the Saturday morning league at Eastland.
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Hatton was joined in the 800 club by Randy Johnson, who also rolled an 805 in the Friday Night Fun League on Aug. 17. Johnson posted games of 279-290-236.
Charlie Jason almost made the 300 club in the Wafford League last Monday, falling a pin short and posting a 299.
Last season the first 300 game did not come until Aug. 22, and the first 800 wasn't bowled until Sept. 2.