Broadway baseball looks to continue winning streak
The Broadway High School baseball team has won eleven straight games. The Gobblers are 13-1 overall and lead the Valley District with a 6-1 league record.
"We knew we had the talent, we knew we had the players," said head coach Tim Turner. "We felt like, what we are in right now, could be happening and thankfully we're blessed that it is happening and it's a special group."
Broadway's last and only loss of 2019 came to Fort Defiance on March 20 when the Gobblers fell to the Indians, 7-6.
Since that defeat, Broadway has taken control of the Valley District with six straight wins over district opponents. The winning streak includes the Gobblers' first defeat of perennial power Turner Ashby since 2012.
"It's awesome," said sophomore infielder Bryce Turner. "It's just so much fun playing with the guys you call your best friends."
Broadway's success in 2019 is due in large part to the play of sophomore outfielder Bryce Suters.
Suters, who is already committed to play NCAA Division I baseball at James Madison, patrols center field and hits leadoff for the Gobblers.
Through Broadway's first 14 games he is batting .469 with three home runs, 24 runs scored, 17 RBI, and 18 steals. Suters has already broken the program's all-time record for steals in less than two full seasons.
"I love it," said Suters. "I mean this is my life right here."
"Playing with your boys and winning and having the success that we have, nothing else can be better than that."
Broadway looks to extend its winning streak to 12 games when the Gobblers visits Fort Defiance Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.