It is a long way from the pitcherís mound at Richardís Park to the hill in the center of the diamond at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
But, 2002 WHS grad Lance Broadway knows that the pitching rubber at both parks is exactly 60 feet- 6 inches from the front edge of home plate.
Broadway is working hard to complete his journey to U. S. Cellular Field. He left Waxahachie for stops at Dallas Baptist University and then Texas Christian University before becoming the first round pick of the White Sox in 2005 (15th overall).
The White Sox promptly shipped Broadway to Winston-Salem to finish the 2005 season and in 2006 he was sent to Birmingham. In 2007, Broadway was promoted to AAA in Charlotte where he has done well over the first half of this season.
With an ERA of 3.92 Broadway has pitched 107 innings compiling a 5-5 won/loss record with 60 strikeouts and issued 52 walks.
On Friday he pitched six innings in a rough outing giving up seven hits and four earned runs against Scranton/WB Yankees.
Broadway gave up three doubles and had two walks with a trio of wild pitches.
Scott Podsednik, down from the White Sox for rehab, was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the contest.