Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts throws flawless game in very different sport

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For Betts, bowling is much more than just a hobby; he takes the sport very seriously, and can go toe-to-toe with elite bowlers.

The Red Sox outfielder notched a ideal 300 game on Sunday night at the World Series of Bowling in Reno, Nev.

This is the second time Betts - a 25-year-old, two-time All-Star who hit 46 doubles and 24 home runs for the Red Sox in 2017 - has competed in the World Series of Bowling, having also done so in 2015. Entering Sunday night, he was averaging a 204.71 score through 35 games and ranked 156th out of 195 players. There has been another ideal game in the World Series ... of Bowling, that is.

While he didn't score enough to advance beyond the second round, his flawless 300 helped boost his average score to over 203 per game. After Sunday night, Betts lifted that mark to a 205.60 average through 40 games in this year's tournament, earning him a 158th ranking out of 188 players, according to the PBA website.

When he is on the field for the Boston Red Sox, he can swing the bat with the best of them, he can cover massive amounts of ground in the outfield, and he is an integral part of the lineup. That's right, Betts has got some serious bowling skills.

Betts finished 144th in the tournament.

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