Broadway Lights Up Friday Night Opener
May 13, 2005
Fort Worth, Texas - Lance Broadway dominated for his school-record 12th win of the season, pitching his third complete game of the season to lead the Frogs to a 4-1 victory over Louisville. Only three times in school history had a Horned Frog pitcher won 11 games, the last time back in 1974 by Frank Johnstone. Broadway also set another season record with his 121st strikeout of the season to end the sixth inning, breaking Tim Mauser's record of 120 set back in 1988. He finished the game with a career-high with 12 strikeouts, giving him a total of 125 on the season.
The Frogs gave Broadway a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, taking advantage of two one-out walks and an error by Louisville first baseman, Jorge Castillo. Keith Conlon and Austin Adams drew back-to-back walks and the error on a J.J. Estrada ground ball loaded the bases. Matt Carpenter put the Frogs up 1-0 with a single up the middle. A Kyle Dahlberg sacrifice fly made it 2-0 after two innings.
Louisville cut the lead in half in the top of the third inning, picking up a run on two hits. Chris Cates and Boomer Whiting singled to open the inning. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runners over, J.T. LaFountain hit a sacrifice fly, plating Cates with the Cardinals only run of the game.
Following the base hit by Whiting in the third inning, Broadway sent down the next 10 batters he faced, including four strikeouts. LaFountain broke the streak with a base hit, but was left stranded when Broadway struck out Isaiah Howes for his record-breaking 121st strikeout of the season, ending the sixth inning.
TCU picked up two insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to increase the lead to 4-1. Shelby Ford was hit by a one-out pitch to start the rally. Three batters later, the Frogs had the bases loaded with two outs. Adams came through with a bloop base hit to center field, plating Ford and Matt McGuirk.
Broadway capped off his big night, striking out Cates looking to end the game and improved his record to 12-1 on the season. He allowed just six singles and a walk in the contest.
The Frogs (35-15, 18-7) and the Cardinals (27-20, 12-12) will square off in game two on Saturday night at Lupton Stadium. Game time is slated for a 7:00 p.m. start. Tim McGough will face the Cardinals B.J. Rosenberg.