The compliments and personal bests just keep coming for Julius Marsh.
Not too long ago, the 25-year-old Marsh distinguished himself by rolling a marathon 81 games in one day. Now, he’s recognized as one of the most improved league bowlers in the Los Angeles area.
The Woodland Hills resident surpassed his career best once again Tuesday night by firing a 246 in his second game of the Viva Las Vegas league at AMF Woodlake Lanes in Woodland Hills. After a spare in the first frame, Marsh reeled off strikes in the next six frames and finished with a “clean” game – one in which he marked (strike or spare) in every frame.
It was just last month that Marsh set his certified best with a 231 score, not to mention his all-time high series of 577 (192.3 average). He was just a 140-average bowler a couple of years ago when he embraced the sport.
“It’s just time for me to realize I have the ability to score high games,” Marsh said.
Others have noticed.
“He’s getting pretty good,” said top bowler Rick Auerbach in admiration.
Marsh also is known as one of the most affable and congenial players at Woodlake Lanes. As he was setting his one-game high Tuesday, players from different lanes visited Marsh to see how he was doing.
One such player was Brian Assel, who also bowls in the Viva Las Vegas league.
Said Assel: “I came over [to see Marsh] because he’s hands down, the most genuine guy in the league. And I say that with all my heart. He’s one of the nicest guys I’ve met here.
“He always comes over and says, ‘What’s up?’ It’s always special for him [to socialize]. He just wants to have fun and bowl a good game.”