Quoted from markmon:
Ok I solved this. I bent the scoop so that it curves much more and. Basically, I pushed on the top of the scoop bending the top down. The opening on the front is not as tall because the scoop "roof" is closer to the playfield. Haven't had one shot bounce out since from front right or upper flipper. I also hit the scoop twice with lower left flipper (couldn't do this before) and got to crypt jam on ball 1!
I guess since you beat the game you ready to sell it to me? HEHHEHE, as the Cryptkeeper would say.