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Gearica strings 19 strikes, rolls 835 series

Updated: February 17, 2013 1:41AM



Joe Gearica struck in 19 consecutive frames and in 25 of 27 at one point en route to rolling a whopping 835 series recently in league play at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan.

Gearica was bowling in the Waukegan Major League when he rolled 279-298-258—835.

He had a nine-count spare in the fourth frame of Game 1, and then finished that game with eight strikes for the 279.

He then struck with his first 11 balls in Game 2 before “settling” for a 298.

In Game 3, he started with three more strikes en route to his 258.

In 35 frames on the night, he had strikes in 31 of them.

Gearica’s teammates in the league are Bob Boulton, Mark Gearica, Kevin Echtenacher and Ryan Schmeling.

That same night, Boulton had the unusual line of 205-205-205—615.

Bertrand’s high rollers

Here are some other top scores rolled recently in league play at Bertrand’s:

■ Friday Seniors — Dave Sloan 655, Jim Ugolini 601, A.J. McGee 600.

■ Sunday Mixed — John Dratzico 698.

■ USBC Mixed — Bryan Faust 611, Bill Freeman 600.

■ Waukegan Majors — Dave Sloan 644, George Lawrence 627, Bob Middendorf 620, Bob Romani 617, Don Friedlund 615.

■ Sundowners — Greg Klein 267 game & 757, Jon Grubb 693, Steven Klein 647, Dan Krostal 645.

■ Thursday Nite Mixed — Nicole Rudd 647, Willie Ramsey 633.

■ Goodfellowship — Bob Romani 266 game & 766, Michael Hersman 259 game & 704, Darrell Hersman 660, Harold Vollmer 647, Mike Maguire 642.

■ Sunday Mixed — John Bratzke 646, El Weatherhead 635, Al Stetz 606.



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