No. 9: Broadway Dominates No. 1 Tulane
Feb. 20, 2013
FORT WORTH - Entering the 10th season of the Jim Schlossnagle era at TCU, gofrogs.com will travel back in time to bring you the top 10 games of his coaching tenure.
Each Wednesday we will bring you another memory from the past nine seasons of TCU Baseball. The list was compiled with the help of the TCU media relations department and radio announcer Chuck LaMendola.
No. 9 on the list is TCU's dominating victory of the No. 1 Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans in 2005. The game was part of the final regular season series in 2005 and was played at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans.
May 20, 2005: No. 26 TCU 6, No. 1 Tulane 0
NEW ORLEANS - Lance Broadway pitched a complete game shutout to lead the No. 26 TCU Horned Frogs to victory over No. 1 Tulane. The win helped the Frogs salvage a split of the Saturday doubleheader.
Broadway pitched his second consecutive complete game and struck out an impressive 10 batters to collect his 13th win of the season. Reflecting on Broadway's appearance, former Frog outfielder Ryan Pack said every pitch worked for him. For lack of a better word, Pack described Broadway's pitches as "nasty."
Former Frog outfielder Austin Adams remembers the hype of the game, mainly the rowdy Tulane fans along the right field foul line by their dugout.
Head coach Jim Schlossnagle also remembers the hoopla surrounding the contest from a pro stand point. Three MLB general managers, including former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, were in attendance to watch many future draftees. Some of those players included Sam Demel, Chad Huffman, and Lance Broadway for TCU along with Tulane's Tommy Manzella, Brian Bogusevic and Micah Owings.
The Frogs scored quickly to take a 1-0 lead on J.J. Estrada's double the brought home Austin Adams for the first lead in the series. Adams would return the favor as he singled in the second run of the game in the third inning.
Broadway would battle Tulane hitters the next two innings. He surrendered a pair of hits in the third and saw a runner reach base on an error in the fourth. After a fielder's choice with one out in the fourth, he retired the next twelve batters in a row to get the Frogs into the eighth inning with a lead.
Chad Huffman smoked his 11th home run of the season in the top of the fifth to make it a 4-0 contest. That home run extended Huffman's hitting streak to 11 games.
The Frogs would not score again until the top of the ninth, when Shelby Ford would race home on a wild pitch from Tulane reliever Ricky Fairchild. Matt McGuirk doubled int he final run of the game and Broadway set the side down in order in the bottom of the ninth to lock up the victory.