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The 11th Frame: Dom Barrett earns top seed for diverse stepladder finals field of PBA Badger Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:00 pm

The TV finalists for the PBA Badger Open, left to right and in seeding order: Dom Barrett, Rhino Page, Ronnie Russell, Walter Ray Williams Jr., and Shawn Maldonado. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
The common logic of the 52-foot Badger pattern is that it favors power players who can get inside and get the ball to hit and right-handers who can take advantage of the pattern opening. But that wasn’t exactly how it turned out in the PBA Badger Open on Wednesday: Power players Dom Barrett, Ronnie Russell and 2-hander Shawn Maldonado earned the first, third and fifth seeds, respectively, for the stepladder finals, but lefty Rhino Page grabbed the second seed and stroker Walter Ray...

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