Junior Garrett Broshuis
June 5, 2004
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.-- - Missouri junior pitcher Garrett Broshuis remained unbeaten, moving to 11-0 with an 11-3 win over Le Moyne on Saturday in the second day of NCAA Regional action from Fayetteville, Ark. Broshuis recorded his first complete game, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out six on Saturday.
Broshuis took the win in a match-up of two 10-0 pitchers and tied the school record for wins in a season with 11. Keith Weber (1964) and Ron Mathis (1979) are the only other pitchers to win 11 games in a season at Missouri.
Missouri (38-22-1) scored four runs in the second inning, knocking Le Moyne starter Alan Drechsler out of the game. Drechsler, like Broshuis, entered the game 10-0 on the year, but left after 1.2 innings, allowing four runs, all earned, on four hits. He had walked only 19 batters in 70.2 innings pitched this season before walking a season-high four in less than two innings on Saturday.
The Tigers put three more runs on the board in the top of the fourth inning, coming on a three-run home run by senior Cody Ehlers. The homer is Ehlers' 18th of the season, placing him in a tie for fourth for home runs in a season at Mizzou with Griffen Moore who had 18 in 1997.
Ehlers remains in fourth on the career home run list at MU. His next one would move him into a tie for third with Moore, who had 38 from 1987-89. Ehlers drove in four runs in the game and moved into the top 10 in RBI in a season at MU with 69 on the year, which ties Mike Rogers' RBI total in 1987.
The lead was extended to 9-0 in the fifth inning, as senior Lee Laskowski singled to right, driving in a pair of runners. Laskowski finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBI.
After being held scoreless for 7.2 innings, Le Moyne got on the board as Tom Warner had a pinch hit two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Dolphins would also add a run in their half of the ninth.
Sophomore Tyler Williams was 3-for-5 in the game and three other Tigers had two hits in the game. Sophomore lead off hitter Trevor Helms reached base five times in the game, picking up two hits and drawing three walks.
Missouri moves on to the 7:30 p.m. game on Saturday, where it will face the loser of the Arkansas and Wichita State matchup, which followed the MU and Le Moyne game. All of the Tigers' games are broadcast on the ZRG Radio Network (1580 KTGR in Columbia) with Tex Little and Luke Cassis providing the commentary. The broadcasts can also be heard online www.KTGR.com.
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