Taylor rolls 300, Stout, Fielitz 800 series

Butch Wagner
Apr 10, 2014
The record-smashing 2013-14 bowling season continues with three more national United States Bowling Congress (USBC) scores posted.

•Brad Taylor, 64, of Huron drilled his second 300 game — and first in 23 years — April 1 at Riverview Lanes.

•Kodie Stout, 22, of Vickery, rattled off an 805 series last week at Star Lanes on games of 226-299-280.

•Corky Fielitz, a retired Huron policeman, celebrated his 55th birthday a day early (Monday) when he rolled a personal all-time series high of 816 on games of 279-280-257 at Riverview Lanes.

Taylor’s perfect game was bowled on television a week ago in the Berlin Community League. He opened with the 300 game, then added 216 before he lost his spot and finished with 167 for a 683 total.

“Our league was on Buckeye Cable that night, and what a time it was for me to jump up and get that second 300” Taylor said. “The other one came in 1991 and I’ve been close a number of times since.

“All I did in the 10th frame was concentrate on making good shots” added Taylor, who has a personal best 774 series. “Really, I didn’t think about doing this on TV until it was all over.”

The Berlin Heights graduate’s 64th birthday is just around the corner. Alex Winschel, a student at Huron High School, also fired a 300 game on TV during a match with rival Perkins earlier in the year. Stout ran into a seven pin and a 10-pin in the last two games. “I had the ball too far out and deserved to leave the 7 stand in the 299 game, but the ball in the second frame of the third game was right there and the 10 stood” said Stout a Fremont Ross graduate. His 800 came in the Funtime League at Star, where he carries a 218 average. His all-time high series is 835 and Stout has twelve 300 games despite his young age. Fielitz collected 31 strikes in bowling his sixth 800 to go with nine 300s, including two this season.

“I had the front nine in the opening game before leaving the 10” Fielitz said. “Then I had a strike, spare and 10 in a row in the middle game, with another 10 pin in the second frame. I knew I had to shoot 300 in the last game to set the house record, and had the first seven before I left the seven stand”

Inducted into the Sandusky USBC men’s Hall of Fame in 2009, Fielitz has been consistent with averages of 222 Mondays, 226 Tuesdays and 225 Thursday.

“I have a new ball and obviously, that has helped” he said.