College:Sacramento City College
A native of Sacramento, California, Tanner Cunha had an outstanding high school career at Christian Brothers High School. He threw a 6-inning perfect game his senior year and earned several accolades including 1st Team All-City, 1st team All-NorCal, and Medium Schools 1st Team All-State. He also helped propel Christian Brothers to their first ever section title for baseball, throwing a complete game and striking out six in the championship.
Cunha is currently attending Sacramento City College. He said that junior college was always a possibility coming out of high school because he had been underestimated due to his small size on the mound and not having the velocity you might expect out of an ace.
With his first collegiate season approaching, Cunha said he feels that his experience with Sacramento City has benefited him both mentally and physically because of how the baseball program works to develop its players.
“They help you to realize it’s more than a game of baseball,” Cunha said. “They help you with life and how to deal with the bad stuff that happens both on the mound and in life, so being here so far has shown me a lot about my character as a baseball player and my character off the field.”
Cunha joined the Sweets because he believes it will allow him to face great collegiate competition during the summer and help to improve his game both mentally and physically. He is the son of Samantha and George Cunha and has a sister, Kennedy. Cunha says that he is motivated by his mom and that seeing a smile on her face and knowing he put it there lets him know that he did something right as a son.