Red Sox' Mookie Betts bowls perfect game at tournament in Reno

Mookie Betts (Cropped Photo: Keith Allison / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Baseball players typically throw perfect games from the mound, not the lanes.

But Mookie Betts, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, makes bowling his second sport, and it showed on Sunday. Betts had a perfect 300 game during the Professional Bowling Association's qualifying round in Reno.

The All-Star outfielder ultimately finished 144th out of a field of 188 in the Pepsi PBA Scorpion Championship, part of the World Series of Bowling, with a cumulative score of 2,031. His 205.6 game average was 15 pins better than his 2015 debut.

He won't be advancing to the PBA's World Championship, but Betts says he accomplished his goal.

"I bowled pretty well on all of the patterns, so I had to be happy," Betts said, according to a PBA statement. "I couldn’t come in here expecting to make any cuts or make any money, so I set some goals I was able to reach and I did it."

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