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The 11th Frame: E.J. Tackett earns second top seed of year, chooses Bear pattern for PBA Oklahoma Open stepladder finals

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:00 pm

The TV finalists for the PBA Oklahoma Open, in order left to right: E.J. Tackett, Chris Loschetter, Bill O'Neill, Tommy Jones, Jason Belmonte. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
For the second time this year and in his young career, E.J. Tackett will have to win just one game to capture his first career PBA Tour title. In February, Tackett earned the top seed of the United States Bowling Congress Masters but lost the title match to Jason Belmonte 221-177. On Thursday, the reigning Rookie of the Year put himself in position to where he might again have to beat Belmonte for a title by earning the top seed for the PBA Oklahoma Open stepladder finals, which will be taped...

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