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Turnout strong at Goldy's charity bowling event

D-backs, players from other teams raise money for Phoenix Children's Hospital
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- D-backs infielder Daniel Descalso walked away with the top score, but the real winner in Goldy's Bowling Bash! on Thursday night was Phoenix Children's Hospital.

D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and his wife, Amy, have made Phoenix Children's Hospital the focus of their charitable efforts for years and the second annual bowling event drew a star-studded crowd and raised money for PCH.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- D-backs infielder Daniel Descalso walked away with the top score, but the real winner in Goldy's Bowling Bash! on Thursday night was Phoenix Children's Hospital.

D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and his wife, Amy, have made Phoenix Children's Hospital the focus of their charitable efforts for years and the second annual bowling event drew a star-studded crowd and raised money for PCH.

Along with Goldschmidt's teammates, Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, Giants catcher Buster Posey, Indians lefty Andrew Miller and Angels outfielder Justin Upton were on hand to lend their support.

"It was a lot of fun," Goldschmidt said. "We had a great turnout, and I'm very thankful for all my teammates and everyone who came and supported us from other teams and other sports. I think everyone had a good time, and we raised money for PCH."

Descalso's score of 190 not only won him the individual trophy, which was a bowling pin autographed by Goldschmidt, but also gave his team a victory.

Descalso was paired with outfielder A.J. Pollock and one of the event's sponsors.

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There was plenty of trash talking still going on throughout the clubhouse Friday morning.

"To have that many guys show up around the baseball world and in the valley show up and support Goldy and support him and Amy's foundation is pretty cool," reliever Archie Bradley said. "I heard A.J. Pollock is the worst bowler on the team, so you need to interview him about that. David Peralta beat him. That's a story you need to cover."

Peralta and Pollock are good friends, who liked to tease each other nonstop, so the fact that Peralta scored higher than him was a big disappointment for Pollock.

"I had a chance to do some damage and had my worst two balls of the night," said Pollock, who could have beaten Peralta with a better final frame. "I did just enough to win it for the team. So personally, maybe I was a 1-for-5 but Descalso went 4-for-5 with a couple of RBIs, and we ended up winning it as a team. He killed it."

Descalso said he surprised himself with the score of 190.

"I bowled one time this offseason and didn't come close to that score," he said. "My score was pretty good heading into the eighth frame, and then I went strike in the eighth, strike in the ninth, strike in the 10th and then spare on top of that. I don't really know how the scoring works, but I know I finished strong."

Which athlete finished last? It appears only one person knows that and he's not talking -- at least for now.

"He did not have the lowest score," Goldschmidt said of Pollock. "We didn't announce that. I think I'm going to see if I can get everyone's scores and maybe privately post them, or at least keep them for some bragging rights for next year."

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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