Florida Atlantic freshman Caleb Pendleton hits 2 grand slams in first 2 plate appearances

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic's Caleb Pendleton hit grand slams in his first two collegiate plate appearances Saturday night, both in the same inning.

Playing in his first game, the freshman connected with the bases loaded twice during a 12-run second inning against Central Florida.

The right-handed hitter crushed the second slam to left-center, clearing a row of palm trees behind the outfield fence.

FAU went on to win 20-15.

As a high school senior, Pendleton was rated as the No. 3 catcher in the state of Florida by Perfect Game and was twice named a PG Preseason All-American.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.