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The 11th Frame: Defending champion Dallas, Philadelphia advance in first quarterfinal show of PBA League

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:00 pm

The Sysco Philadelphia Hitmen celebrate after upsetting the top seed GEICO NYC WTT KingPins in the quarterfinals of the L.L.Bean PBA League. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Note: This story is an updated version of this “spoiler alert” story I wrote after the TV show was taped. The defending champion Shipyard Dallas Strikers and the Sysco Philadelphia Hitmen both had to go overtime to win their quarterfinals matches in the first show of the fifth annual L.L.Bean PBA League Elias Cup competition. The PBA League quarterfinals and semifinals use a format of two Baker format games, with a 1-ball roll-off if the match tied, and that was the case for...

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