Grand opening: FAU freshman’s 2 slams in inning ‘surreal’

Florida Atlantic freshman catcher Caleb Pendleton celebrates with teammates after hitting a second inning grand slam against UCF on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Boca Raton, Fla. Caleb Pendleton didn’t play in Florida Atlantic’s season opener and didn’t know he would be in the lineup for the next night’s game until he arrived at the ballpark. Less than 48 hours later, he was the toast of college baseball while working his way through a list of a dozen interview requests before heading to practice.