Ron, captain of East Bay Welding Supply, didn't miss until the sixth frame of his second game on Monday. In the sixth he left a seven-pin standing on his first shot and then whiffed it when his spare ball found the gutter. So how did he correct the situation? By striking out for a 267. Ron threw 23 of 24 strikes during his first set on Monday and followed it up with a 246 in game three, on a different set of lanes. The 813 three-game set was the first fired in the league this year and together with the 227 Ron shot in game four totaled 1,040, the high series in the league.
Unfortunately for Ron, East Bay Welding Supply ran into a couple of hot teams on Monday and could only muster nine points on the night. It dropped to 10th place after being on top of the league just two weeks ago.
Maybe more significantly, HansonRealEstate.com won 48.5 points on Monday and climbed five spots in the standings up to third place. When coupled with a tough night for Cooch's Fishing, which only won 19 points on Monday, a logjam has formed at the top of the league. Six teams sit less than 10 points behind league-leading Cooch's Fishing. And with position-round action starting this upcoming Monday, Cooch's Fishing better rebait its line to the pocket, or it could find itself falling fast in the standings.
Next week's positional round action features Cooch's Fishing against Smile Family Portraits, while HansonRealEstate.com will take on Dan Braudrick Services. Last season's champions, Kinder's Meats, which sit only eight points below the top, will battle Norcal Suzuki for the second time this year.