Wiseman uses six-pack to claim PBA title in Middletown

By Sean Greene 12:04am, July 30, 2012 - Updated 11:25pm, July 14, 2013
VIDEO: Wiseman on the keys to claiming his 2nd Appletree Classic
Danny Wiseman opened with six straight strikes, and then hung on to defeat top-seed Adam Chase 229-200 to win the PBA East Region Appletree Classic at Mid-County Lanes in Middletown Sunday evening.

Wiseman opened up a 60 pin lead after the strikes as Chase was only able to counter with three spares, two strikes, and then an open in the 6th.

Chase, who led the tournament throughout all twenty games of qualifying, clawed back into the match with a turkey spanning frames 7-9 while Wiseman suddenly lost track of the head pin on the tricky USBC Masters pattern, having to convert a 1-4 spare in the 8th frame, while missing the 1-2-4-10 in the 9th.

Any chanse of a comeback came to an end for Chase when he left four pins standing with his first ball of the 10th frame, and he ended with just his 3rd 200-or-lower game of the weekend.

Wiseman entered the stepladder portion of the tournament as the 3rd seed in qualifying, and he dispatched of 4-seed Chris Johnson 235-162 and Claymont's Brian Elder 214-201 to set up the title match with Chase.

The 2013 PBA Hall of Fame inductee has now won 12 regional titles to go with 12 titles on the national circuit. Wiseman, a Baltimore resident, also won the 2010 Mid-County Lanes Championship.

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