Great Start: College Freshman Blasts Two Grand Slams In First Two At-Bats

It will be tough to come up with a better start than the one put together by Florida Atlantic freshman Caleb Pendleton did Saturday. That’s because Pendleton hit a grand slam in each of his two first at-bats.

Not just at-bats of the season — but the first two times he stepped to the plate. It went a long way in lifting Florida Atlantic to a 20-15 win over Central Florida.

“The second one, it didn’t really feel real running around first base,” Pendleton told the media.

Pendleton is a righty, and his second blast went over the outfield fence in left-center, clearing a row of palm trees in the process.

“Nothing I could ever dream of,” he said. “That’s definitely more than I ever thought would happen preparing for today. I never thought I’d be going up for my third at-bat with two grand slams already. That was pretty cool.”

Pendleton was rated as the third-best catcher in Florida as a high school senior last year. Now, he may be the best. And it took all of two steps to the plate.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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