Sophomore Peyton Hidalgo Bowls ’Em Over to Help Jays Rout Rummel
Jesuit rolled one of its best matches of the season against what has historically been one of its toughest opponents.The Blue Jays routed the Raiders 21-6 on Monday, February 17 at Kenner All-Star Lanes.
Every Jesuit bowler won at least one game with two Blue Jays — junior Brett Lorio and sophomore Peyton Hidalgo — winning all three of their matches. Hidalgo posted an impressive team and season-high individual score of 259.
Game one winners included Hidalgo, Lorio, and seniors Andrew Prejean and Chris Totaro. Jesuit’s six bowlers combined to knock down 1,127 pins in the first game compared to Rummel’s 942, giving the Jays two bonus points and a 6-2 advantage.
Junior Ben Ainsworth, Hidalgo, Lorio, and Prejean notched victories in game two. Again the Blue Jays knocked down more pins than the Raiders, 1,180 to 1,049. Four more wins and two more pin total points gave the Jays a commanding 12-4 lead.
Junior Chris Ainsworth earned his only victory of the day in his final contest, joining brother Ben, Hidalgo, and Lorio in the game-three win column. The pin total in the final set of matches was 1,267-1,109, Blue Jays.
Jesuit’s team pin total for the afternoon was 3,574 compared to Rummel’s 3,100, giving the Blue Jays three additional bonus points and the 21-6 decisive district victory.
“I was expecting it to be closer,” said John Prejean, Jesuit’s head coach, who tracks the scores of each competitor on his laptop behind the bowlers. “This was a heck of a team win.” he said with a smile.
The Blue Jays are now 7-0. They’ll face Chalmette on Monday, February 24 in Kenner.