Broadway Shuts Out No. 1 Tulane, 6-0
May 20, 2005
New Orleans, La. - The No. 26 TCU Horned Frogs rode the right arm of Lance Broadway to even the series with the No. 1 Tulane Green Wave at a game apiece. Broadway was dominate in his second straight complete game, limiting the league's top hitting team to just four hits. The complete game was his fourth of the season. He picked up his fourth straight double-digit strikeout game as he fanned 10 batters while walking just one. The Frogs pounded out 11 hits in the game, with Chad Huffman once again leading the way. He was 2-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and two RBI.
TCU jumped out to the 1-0 lead in the second inning as Austin Adams and J.J. Estrada traded doubles. Adams led off the inning with a double to left field and scored on Estrada's one-out double, giving TCU their first lead of the series.
A two-out hit from Adams in the third inning pushed the Frog lead to 2-0. Huffman got the two-out rally started, drawing a walk. He moved to third on a Matt McGuirk base hit before scoring on Adams base hit through the left side.
The Green Wave tried to get something going in the third inning. Mark Hamilton singled to open the inning, but was erased on a fielder's choice off the bat of Matt Barket. After a strikeout, Nathan Southard singled to put two runners on with two outs. Broadway bore down and struck out Brad Emaus to end the inning.
Broadway worked his way out of another jam in the fourth inning, stranding two more runners on base. Following an error on a fielder's choice with one out in the fourth, Broadway retired the next 12 straight batters he faced. Joe Holland broke the streak with a one-out single in the eighth inning. That was the last runner to reach base for the Green Wave as Broadway sent down the final five batters he faced.
Huffman gave the Frogs a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning with his 11th home run of the season. Stuart Musslewhite led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a Shelby Ford groundout. Huffman sent the Billy Mohl pitch sailing over the right center fence, extending his hit streak to 11 games.
Two insurance runs crossed the plate in the ninth inning for the Frogs. Ford was hit for the third time in the game to lead off the inning. After a Huffman single, Tulane reliever Ricky Fairchild threw a pitch to the backstop, allowing Ford to scamper home from third. McGuirk brought home Huffman with a line drive double off the right field wall.
The Frogs (37-17, 20-9) will go for the series win on Saturday afternoon to close out the regular season. Brad Furnish will take the mound and face Micah Owings.