Brother Martin’s Schaffer captures second tournament of summer
Turns out a successful summer for Brother Martin senior bowling standout Cody Schaffer wasn’t quite over yet.
Schaffer captured the boys under-20 division title at the Capital City Strike Out Sunday at All Star Lanes in Baton Rouge.
Schaffer, who won a $725 college scholarship, was the No. 1 seed after nine games of qualifying over three difficult oil patterns. The top six bowlers advanced into a double-elimination bracket, and Schaffer went through the bracket unbeaten, defeating Adam Levron 395-346 for the championship.
Four New Orleans-area bowlers finished in the top six in the boys U20 division, including a pair of Schaffer’s Brother Martin teammates – Drew Gardner, who finished third, and Will Oertling, who tied for fifth. East Jefferson’s Adam Atkins finished fourth. In the girls U20 division, Archbishop Chapelle’s Sarah Rubi tied for fifth.
Schaffer wasn’t the only New Orleans area winner in the tournament. Joshua Collins took home the under-12 division title and a $400 scholarship.
The Capital City Strike Out title was Schaffer’s second tournament win this summer, on the heels of his victory in the Louisiana Scratch Match Games in late July, also at All Star in Baton Rouge.
Prior to the opening round of the Match Games, Schaffer was named the state’s male junior bowler of the year for 2017-18 by the Louisiana USBC Youth Association, based on his performance in tournaments over the previous 12 months.
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Lenny has been involved in college athletics since the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…