Bowling Broadcaster Goes Bananas After Extremely Rare 7-10 Split Pick-Up

For the first time in 30 years, a bowler nailed a 7-10 split on national television, and the man calling the event rightfully lost his mind.

The near-miracle was accomplished by PBA Tour bowler Anthony Neuer, 18, in the U.S. Open semifinals. It was just the fourth time on record that a bowler picked up a 7-10 split on the PBA Tour — making it much like a perfect game in baseball.

“The ‘Ginger Assassin,’ as Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Rob Stone called him, knocked both pins down to convert the 7-10 in the seventh frame of his match with Jakob Butturff at National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada,” wrote Jace Evans of USA Today.

Stone went berserk following the accomplishment, and his call is undoubtedly worth a quick listen.

Despite the feat and the charged-up call from Stone, the Ginger Assassin went on to lose, 257-203. But hey, he’s only 18, and he made history. For now, that should be reward enough.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. THAT was awesome to watch and listen to. This is why I love OK. We get more than just the ho-hum batting order of the Sox yesterday afternoon. We get cool, fun segments that make us smile 🙂

    On a side note, did you SEE the power that kid put behind his ball??? Holy cats!

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