Call him kingpin: Rome’s Lawton Beasley rolls his first perfect game — 12 consecutive strikes.

Call him kingpin: Rome’s Lawton Beasley rolls his first perfect game — 12 consecutive strikes.

Rome’s Lawton Beasley, 13, rolled his first perfect game last month. Facebook photo.

By Alexia Mendez
Pepperell High School

Frame grab from the video of Lawton Beasley throwing the last of 12 consecutive strikes en route to a perfect game. Please see his father’s Facebook page for a look at the last strike.  

Lawton Beasley, a 13-year-old freshman at Rome High School, is now the youngest bowler in this area to complete 12 strikes in a row — a perfect game. He made history in August at Classic Lanes.

His parents, Scott and Victoria Beasley, have been involved in bowling for many years and they have been supporting him from day one. He is extremely dedicated and has practiced many hours to achieve the high level of bowling.

His family says Lawton’s love is for bowling and that “he would live at the bowling lanes if we would let him.” They said that as soon as he was walking, he was bowling. He recently won the bowler of the year award in Rome and has had many accomplishments already in his career.

Lawton also excels in school and plays numerous other sports such as football, basketball and baseball. But bowling is his passion.

Along with his participation in school extracurricular activities, he also helps coach younger kids including his younger sister Jenna who also bowls. Lawton also has achieved success on the Georgia Youth Bowlers Tour and participated at the Junior Gold National championships for the past two years representing the state of Georgia.

His aspiration is to become a member of the Professional Bowlers Association and he and his family have no doubt that he will achieve his dreams.

Alexia Mendez of Pepperell High School is a Floyd County Schools intern for Hometown Headlines this fall. 

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