First things first. Before I'm asked to write yet another retraction - and I think we all remember the fallout from Rosingate - a couple of disclaimers. Harvest Park Bowl is not infested with rats or snakes or any vermin that might require an exterminator, although I have noticed a growing contingent of NASCAR fans. And Tim Piper is not trying to lure children into a cave while their parents are in church. But what Tim was doing on Monday night was enticing the pins to roll over and play dead.
While only four other bowlers have been able to top the 800-pin barrier in the first two weeks of the league, Tim shot nearly 700 for his first three games. Piper, a member of TopGradeConstruction.com, fired games of 220, 223, 246 and 235 for a remarkable 924 series. "I got lined up early, just right of the second arrow, and followed the lanes as they started to transition." Keep in mind that he did this on a night in which only one other bowler broke 800, Juergen Siemers (Team 6) with 806. And this was on a pattern that the exempt professional bowlers averaged 218 on the last two years.
Needless to say, TopGradeConstruction.com had a pretty decent night. After laying pavement over Julie's Pampered Chef by a margin of 25-3, they rolled over Team 3 in the second set of the night 26-2. The 51-point night vaulted them from sixth into second, only six points behind Team 6. Paced by captain Juergen Siemers, the leaders took 18 points from last week's top-squad, Team 7, in the first two games and 23 from Team 8 in the last two.
After Monday night, Darrell Hanson of HansonRealEstate.com leads the league with a 201 average. Piper sits one stick behind after rebounding from an off week to open up the season. To find out whether Tim will continue to charm the lanes or if a faulty foundation will crumble TopGradeConstruction.com, you can check out the action on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood.