Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
Unfortunately in game six, CCSJ would struggle and fall to twelfth place at the end of day one. Captain Mitch Katic lead the way averaging 216 and finishing 11th overall on the first day. “Going into day two, we decided changes needed to be made to focus on fundamentals. So the mantra for day two was ‘stick the line’ because whenever a player stuck the line with good balance, good results followed,” said Coach Kubacki.
Day two went much better with the CCSJ men scoring the fifth best score for the day and moved all the way up to seventh place. CCSJ would go on to finish 7th overall with 10,982 pins.
The Crimson Wave has a few weeks to prepare as they get ready for the Glen Carlson Invitational on December 18th and 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The CCSJ men started slow with an 870 first game which seemed to shake confidence
and set them back significantly. Trying hard to figure things out Coach Kubacki and Coach Krucek changed the lineup several times hoping to find a spark from the bench. Unfortunately the bench provided more of the same and CCSJ found themselves in 15th place out of 41 teams at this highly competitive event.
During Day one of this event again junior captain Mitch Katic did all he could leading the team with a 222 average and finishing sixth overall. Day two the team competed in 16 baker games hoping to improve their position and try to make the top 8 for match play but again the team struggled to find consistency and finished in 16th place.
This weekend, only Junior Captain Mich Katic was able to find the ability to consistently strike and averaging 218. Mich got fifth overall and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Even with Katic averaging well, CCSJ struggled to place high in the standings and finished fifth after the first day of competition.
With 16 team baker games slated for day two, CCSJ made adjustments and came out with a new plan of attack on the lanes. Unfortunately, day two seemed to be the same as day one. CCSJ was able to score consistently but was unable to strike consistently, which prevented them popping any big scores. CCSJ stayed put in the standings finishing fifth overall.
CCSJ’s next event is the Leatherneck Classic the weekend of November 9th and 10th.