Clarksville, Ark.-John Singler's grand slam in the first inning set the tone for an Eagles 7-2 win over Hendrix College Tuesday afternoon.
Singler’s home run over the left field wall came with two outs and followed a walk, hit batsman and another walk to provide Ozarks (16-21) with a 4-0 advantage. Riding the momentum of Singler’s first career home run, starter Grady Finley tossed a four-hitter through six innings.
Eventually, Hendrix (17-19) trimmed the deficit to 6-2, but the Eagles tacked one run on in the seventh behind an RBI single from Nick Brill.
Finley (2-0) received the win. He had three strikeouts.
Singler drove in another run to complete a five-RBI game. Peyton Johnigan finished 3-for-3.
Ozarks will conclude the season against Mississippi College in a three-game set April 19-20 in Clinton, Mississippi.