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The 11th Frame: Arrival of the next superstar: Bowling like he was the savvy veteran, Kris Prather beats Bill O’Neill to win inaugural PBA Playoffs

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:00 pm

Kris Prather cradles the PBA Playoffs trophy. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Conventional wisdom would say that Bill O’Neill, a savvy 10-time PBA Tour champion who likely already has punched his ticket to the PBA Hall of Fame, would have had the advantage in the pressure-packed title match of the PBA Playoffs Sunday at famed Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. Randy Pederson and Jason Belmonte both bought into that line of thinking during the pre-match scene setting on FOX, predicting a win for O’Neill, with only Kyle Troup picking Kris Prather, the emerging...

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