Both hammered out the USBC award-winning scores in the Mathews Ford Friday morning league at Star Lanes. They are teammates in the three-person league.
Tamburrino, 22, a recent graduate of Ohio State University, checked off games of 290-279-237 for an 806 total which included 20 strikes in succession at one point. Meanwhile, Lizzi ended a personal drought of perfect games with his 300 that came between a pair of 228 games for a 756 series.
“This is my first year as a full-time bowler and I bowl twice a week. My average is around 224,” said Tamburrino who bowled on the Ohio State club team with a great deal of success. “It feels great to get that first 800. I left a stone eight pin in the opening frame, then came back with 11 strikes and nine more in the second game before I was stopped by a 10 pin,” said Tamburrino, a 2009 St. Mary Central Catholic graduate.
He has two 300 games to his credit, the first at the age of 16 in the Saturday morning junior league at Star Lanes.
“I said to myself ‘here it goes again’ as I got to the 12th ball. I had 299 Wednesday and left the nine pin stand on the last one and I didn’t have a 300 last year although I did have four 800s,” Lizzi said.
“This time I was solid and finally all 10 pins went down. I was really relieved that I got the monkey off my back this time,” Lizzi said. He had a perfect game at least once in the previous 24 years.
Lizzi, 48, had a record-setting Men’s Inter-City performance earlier in 2013 at Stone Hedge bowling center in Akron with an all-time tournament high of 835 in singles and 2,362 in all-events (nine games). His scores in singles were 279-278-278.
There has been three perfect games and two 800s thus far in Sandusky USBC firing.
Jake Schwanger rolled a 300 game and Jeff Lang 300-810 side-by-side Sept. 3 at Riverview Lanes.