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Shattuck bowls two 300 games in 24 hours

Steve Shattuck bowled a 300 game on Wednesday night at the Village Bowl in Mitchell. He accomplished the rare feat again about 24 hours after his first.

Shattuck, 44, rolled his first-ever 300 game Wednesday night in the annual Corn Palace Open bowling tournament.

"My wife was there and there were some friends that we were bowling with," he said. "After the 12th strike, everyone cheered and there were quite a few people that came up and congratulated me for rolling a 300."

Thursday, in the fourth game of the Palace City League, Shattuck rolled his second-career 300.

"There wasn't as many people as (Wednesday) night, so I was more relaxed than (Thursday)," he said.

Shattuck said he started bowling in 1980 and moved to Mitchell the same year. He said many people came up to him Thursday night and congratulated him on rolling perfect games on back-to-back nights.

Shattuck said he bowls two nights per week at the Village Bowl. He owns Independent Viking Glass in Mitchell.

"(The last couple of days) have been great," he said. "I didn't know I'd ever get a 300, and then to get two of them on back-to-back nights was kind of exciting."

Workers at the Village Bowl said Thursday night that the last time a bowler rolled two perfect games in the same amount of time was in 1995. Mitchell resident Marty Barington rolled back-to-back 300s in the same series that year.

Besides Shattuck's perfect game, Wayne Kluth also bowled a 300 Wednesday at the Village Bowl. Kluth is also from Mitchell and he bowled an 801 series in the National League. He had a 237 in the first game, a 300 in the second game and a 264 in the third game.