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The 11th Frame: Josh Blanchard says straighter is greater as he takes 2nd PBA Tour title of month

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:00 pm

Josh Blanchard, second from left, won his second PBA Tour title in as many tournaments, beating Jason Belmonte 2-1 in the best-of-three title match of the Xtra Frame Maine Shootout. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Most experts concede that the old saying that “straighter is greater” no longer holds true, as power players like Jason Belmonte mostly dominate bowling. Don’t tell that to Josh Blanchard. The stylish right-hander on Tuesday won his second PBA Tour title in as many tournaments, beating none other than Belmonte 2-1 in the best-of-three title match of the Xtra Frame Maine Shootout at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. Coming off of winning the Brunswick Euro Challenge,...

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