Cal's Brett Cumberland hits grand slam and 3-run homer against Stanford
What's better than hitting a grand slam against your rival? Following it up with a three-run home run later in the game.
Cal freshman catcher Brett Cumberland could get used to playing at the Sunken Diamond. Playing in his first contest at Stanford's historic home ballpark, Cumberland blasted two homers and drove in seven runs for the Bears in Monday's 11-1 victory.
After the first three Cal batters loaded the bases to start the game, Cumberland showed why he's the team's cleanup hitter with a moonshot to right field for a grand slam. Not bad for his first collegiate home run.
But Cumberland wasn't done. In the bottom of the fourth, he came to the plate with two runners on, before delivering another homer to right to pad Cal's big lead.
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"He threw me hanging curve that I just took advantage of. I was lucky enough it went out of the park," Cumberland told Pac-12 Networks after the game. "My second at-bat ... I wasn't sure what they were thinking, but they busted me in and I just took advantage of that other inside fastball."
Considering the Bears also silenced Stanford's lineup behind seven shutout innings from southpaw freshman Matt Ladrech, the future's looking bright for Cal on the diamond.