Finished up my league tonight. The whole and complete truth of how my night went as recorded on Bowlsk.
The first game I just struggled with ball reaction even on shots I thought were good. I did have a few flubs though. I just had a bad feeling of how the night would go when I started out with a 7-10 split. I realized I had a good bit of tilt and needed to move from the Misfit to the Hy-Road a bit late, like the tenth frame. It gave me a stronger and earlier move to the pocket and I was able to punch out in the tenth to be only 10 pins under average at 176.
The second game I started out with a split again. I stay clean in frames 2-9, and only one of those frames weren't a strike. Unfortunately I left another split in the tenth when I tried to be pro-active on making an adjustment and hit light. Ended up with a 224.
Third game I started out with a missed 10 pin, double up and then left yet another 10 pin and decided to go back to the Misfit. When I was solid in the pocket I would strike. Unfortunately that was only 3 times after the change, the other frames were't very well executed. Rolled a 187 game. If I throw a double in the tenth I have another 200+ game on the night and a 600 series.
I ended up with a 587 series which was good enough for the second highest series on the pair, only coming second to my lead off bowler who rolled his first 600 series tonight with a 656 which bests all but one of my sets from this season. He had only been bowling in a league for a season and half and tonight he was able to keep it in the pocket and being a thumbless bowler, has plenty of power at the pins go help with carry. If had had been able to make most of his opens that were makeable that might have been a 700+. He helped carry us to 5 or 7 points and at least 39th place for the half if not higher depending on what teams a head of us did.
I ended the season with a 186 average, 3 pins down from what I ended with last season but that was shortened season and I had many issues early in the season that wasn't really plaguing me the second half. I average 192 over the last half of the season compared to 179 for the first half. I still have decided if I'm going to do a summer league, if so I might check out the center that is only a few minutes from me and I've never bowled a league in.