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Lexington bowling team posts best score in the nation

Friday the 13th was not an unlucky night for one team of bowlers in Lexington. The Pocket Pounders team in the Friday Night Fun League literally pounded the pocket for a 3,653 series at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland. The score was highlighted by a nation's-best 1,330 in the second game in which the lead-off bowler and anchor bowler each rolled 300s.

The squad put together games of 1,127, 1,330 and 1,196 for a 3,653 actual series, 3,710 with handicap. The team was paced by Kenny Stephens with a 769, followed by Jason Cyrus with 735, Allen Sparks with 730, Jeff Napier with 715 and Stacey Stephens with 704.

The second game of 1,330 was led off by Allen Sparks with 300 followed by Stacey Stephens' 211, Jason Cyrus' 244, Jeff Napier's 275 and Kenny Stephens' 300. The score is currently the top team game in the nation this season for a four-man, one-woman squad.

Perfect games

Another bowler who has continued to have a hot hand is Matt Fitch, who rolled his fourth 300 game of the season on Jan. 12 in the Around Town League at Southland. The score was Fitch's second 300 that week. He rolled one on Jan. 9 in the James R. Wafford Memorial League at Southland.

The score was also his third in two weeks. However, he has a long way to go to catch up with his Hall of Fame father, Frank Fitch, who has rolled more than 20 perfect games with each hand.