Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Mookie Betts was flawless in the World Series of Bowling

Mookie Betts was flawless in the World Series of Bowling

Betts is competing in the World Series of Bowling for the second time in three years. The Boston Red Sox outfielder is a legitimately excellent bowler, so much so that he competed in the 2017 World Series of Bowling in Reno, Nevada, over the weekend.

Betts' ideal game on Sunday came in Betts' 37th game this week.

His prize was $100 plus a $100 bonus. Entering Sunday's matches, he was rolling an average of 204.75 through 35 games which ranked him 156 out of a total of 195 bowlers. As he mentioned in his postgame interview (on the YouTube video above), his scores during the weekend hadn't been near that ideal game level, and he finished 158th out of 188 bowlers - just outside of his goal. After Sunday night, Betts lifted that mark to a 205.60 average through 40 games in this year's tournament, earning him a 158th ranking out of 188 players, according to the PBA website. At least we all know what Betts will be doing when he retires from running around the baseball diamond. That's where I usually try to bowl but Betts just does it way better than I do.

"This is definitely the most important one", Betts told the PBA. "But the bowling community's close".

Betts, 25, hit.264 with 24 home runs and 102 RBI this season to make his second consecutive All-Star team.

We're talking, of course, about Betts' incredible bowling prowess.

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