MERRILLVILLE | Billy Robinson's average was nearly 40 points greater than Adam Dunn's.
But he struck out just as much.
It should be noted that Robinson, 30, of Valparaiso, is a bowler. Last season while rolling in four leagues, Robinson had an accumulative average in the mid 230's with a high mark of 242 in a weekend league.
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Needless to note, many of Robinson's frames are one-and-done.
With fall/winter/spring league play a little more than a month old, Robinson hopes lightning will strike as frequently this season.
"But right now, my timing is a little off," Robinson said during Wednesday night men's league action at Stardust II in Merrillville. "It's been a struggle so far this year, but I'll get it back."
Of course, when Robinson struggles it's at the tune of 220 or 225.
"I know better," Robinson said of his haughty league scores. "Shot-wise, the conditions are much more difficult on the pro tour. Here, you can miss wide and the ball will still come back. You can't miss out there.
"That's why you won't see anyone average 242 on the tour."
Robinson did compete on the Professional Bowling Association regional tour from 2004 to 2006.
"I would like to get back on the tour ... it's been about eight years," Robinson said. "But it costs money, and this is a tough economy."
Robinson, a right-hander, generally plays outside line on his strike ball.
"To be effective, you have to adjust, especially when you're on the tour when conditions can change quickly," Robinson said. "I usually don't like to go inside (inside the second arrow)."
Robinson had won numerous tournaments and awards during his career. He's a past Northwest Indiana Bowling Alliance team and doubles champion. Robinson has also been named the Post-Tribune Bowler of the Year three times (2004, 2011 and 2012).
Robinson has shot more than 80 perfect (300) games -- seven last year -- and more than 40 800 series.
"My highest series is 865," Robinson said. "A 900 would be nice."
Last January at Stardust II, Robert Kammer Jr. became the first Indiana bowler to achieve a 900 series.
"For me to get one, I'm going to need my 'A' game," Robinson said.