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The 11th Frame: Tom Baker’s striking binge gives him first-round lead at PBA50 Treasure Island Resort and Casino Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 10:00 pm

Four-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Tom Baker averaged more than 255 Monday to take the first-round in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort and Casino Open. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
I had a front row seat to an amazing striking binge Monday in the first round of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort and Casino Open presented by MOTIV at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Four-time PBA50 Tour Player of the Year Tom Baker crossed on the pair next to me as he rolled games of 276, 280, 246, 206, 248, 279, 255 and 256 for a 2,046 total to lead Michael Shequin by 57 pins. “The (lane) condition seems to be holding up pretty well but the transition came into play in the fourth...

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