Julius Marsh is showing these days that he doesn’t want to be known as just that individual who bowled 81 games in one day a couple of years ago.
Instead, the 25-year-old Woodland Hills resident is showing that he’s emerged as one of the top young league bowlers around.
Marsh recently blistered a career-high 577 series (192.3 average) with scores of 170, 231 and 176 in the “Viva Las Vegas” league at AMF Woodlake Lanes in Woodland Hills. With handicap, Marsh scored a stirring 715 series.
His 231 game also marked Marsh’s league high.
And just to show that it was no fluke, the right-handed Marsh smoked a 242 in practice a few days ago – punctuated by seven straight strikes.
Not bad for someone who is averaging in the 170s and who started bowling in league play a few years ago with an average barely at 140.
Marsh's story is reminiscent of that of 29-year-old Greg Kolski, the West Hills resident who rolled 100 games in one day in December and has since powered numerous 200 games.
Marsh admits that every so often he might crank up a marathon bowling effort – two months ago, for instance, he said he completed 40 games in one day with Martin Torres, another 170-average bowler.
But Marsh is adamant that he has no plans to retest his headline-producing 81-games-in-one-day effort anytime soon.
“I wouldn’t expect myself to,” Marsh said. “I feel like I’m confident enough to bowl high games in league when I have to.”