Edwards Blasts Grand Slam In 6-5 Win

Chase Edwards blasted a grand slam in the third inning to lead the Eagles to a 6-5 win.

Game Details:
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 
Clarksville, Ark. | Lonnie R. Qualls Field

Result: University of the Ozarks 6, Hendrix College 5

University of the Ozarks (12-15)
Hendrix College (22-8)
Chase Edwards blasted a grand slam in the third inning and the Eagles scored all six runs in that frame to power past Hendrix College 6-5. The win avenges a pair of shutout losses against Hendrix earlier in the season. Starting pitcher Jacob Tamayo (1-1) picked up his first collegiate win with an outstanding performance. Tamayo scattered eight hits over seven innings. In facing 28 batters, he never issued a walk. Hendrix did its most damage in the first inning against Tamayo scoring three runs, but the freshman settled in after that and did not allow another hit until the fifth inning. Meanwhile the Eagles loaded the bases with one out for the dangerous left-handed hitter Edwards. Edwards delivered a shot over the right field wall to ignite the inning. Josh Stephens and Zach Stanley later recorded RBI to bring the score to 6-3. The Warriors scored a run in the ninth with two outs, but Corey Steward forced a fly out to receive his third save of the season.

Pitching Decisions:
WP: Jacob Tamayo (W, 1-0) 7.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
LP: Seth Tucker (L, 1-3) 2.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 4 ER, BB, 3 3 SO

Ozarks Scoring Summary: 
3rd-Chase Edwards homered to right field, 4 RBI; Breyden Varner scored; Erick Aguirre scored; Fielder Dufrene scored.
3rd-Josh Stephens doubled to right center, RBI; Rey Lozano advanced to third; Sam Swartz scored. 
3rd-Zach Stanley grounded out to 2b, RBI; Josh Stephens advanced to third; Rey Lozano scored.

Chase Edwards hit his first grand slam of the season bringing his home run total to six. 
Freshman pitcher Jacob Tamayo recorded his first collegiate win.
Corey Steward notched his third save of the season.

Up Next:
The Eagles hit the road for a three-game series against Texas Dallas April 5-6.