HISTORIC | From April 9, 2004

Lady Hawks roll first 300 Baker Game in history of NCAA Championships

Houston, TX - At the completion of 21 Baker games and yesterday's team games, UMES totaled 11,071 pins, just 235 pins out of sixth place. That total will seed the Lady Hawks seventh heading into the tournament later today. It is a double elimination tournament. Depending on the results of another match UMES will play New Jersey City or Sacred Heart.

Seedings:

1) Central Missouri State (11,965) 2) Nebraska (11,929) 3) Sacred Heart (11,406) 4) Fairleigh Dickinson (11,379), Southern (11,325), New Jersey City (11,306), UMES (11,071), Winston Salem (8,867)

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) began competing in Baker games today at the NCAA Championships. In their tenth game they secured perfection for the first time in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They rolled a series of 21 games with each team member rolling a frame and then alternating until they all have bowled two frames. (the leadoff bowler rolls the first and fifth frame) In the tenth game the Lady Hawks never missed, rolling 12 consecutive strikes with anchor Victoria Gay hitting the final three strikes to secure perfection.

After 12 games the Lady Hawks have totaled 2,271 pins. Combined with yesterday UMES now has 9,332 pins. That puts them just 158 pins out of sixth place.

After the 12 games Central Missouri State stands in first place with 10,123 pins followed by Nebraska with 10,065. Sacred Heart (9,682), New Jersey City (9,681), Fairleigh Dickinson (9,600), Southern University (9,490), UMES and Winston Salem State (7,362) round out the field of eight.