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The 11th Frame: Liz Johnson goes to her A game, soars to top seed of PWBA Players Championship

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:00 pm

The TV finalists for the Go Bowling PWBA Players Championship, left to right and in order from first to fourth: Liz Johnson, Shannon O'Keefe, Clara Guerrero and Stefanie Johnson. Photo by Professional Women's Bowling Association.
At the height of his dominance on the PBA Tour, Walter Ray Williams Jr. made “red ball up 5” a signature phrase indicating that he was playing his A game — and likely on his way to another win. Williams sometimes played that direct outside line when no one else did. His obvious counterpart in women’s professional bowling is Liz Johnson, who seemingly finds a way to play that direct outside line — also her A game — on almost any condition, and often...

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