Baseball's Carlos Quentin Earns Freshman All-American Honors
June 1, 2001
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford outfielder Carlos Quentin has been named a Freshman All-American by Baseball Weekly, adding to the honors of Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Pac-10 he earned last month.
Quentin has had a dynamic freshman season as he is currently hitting .347 and co-leading the Cardinal in home runs (11). Quentin also ranks second on the team in RBI (50), total bases (123), slugging percentage (.554) and hits (77). He finished the regular season on fire with seven multiple-hit games in his last 11 contests, going 20-for-45 (.444) with five doubles, four homers and 13 RBI during the stretch.
Quentin was also responsible for one of the Cardinal's biggest moments in recent history last Sunday when he drove home the game-winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cardinal a 10-9 victory over Texas in the first game of a doubleheader sweep at the NCAA Regional. Quentin set a new career-high with four hits and also drove in four runs.
The doubleheader sweep gave the Cardinal its third straight NCAA Regional title and propelled the team into an NCAA Super Regional versus South Carolina at Sunken Diamond this Friday-Sunday, June 1-3 (7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PDT). The winner will advance to the 55th College World Series to be held Friday-Saturday, June 8-16, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. Stanford is looking to make its third straight trip to the CWS and its 13th overall.
'Carlos had a terrific season,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'He was a major contributor to the success our club had during the 2001 campaign.'
The entire 2001 Baseball Weekly All-American Baseball team can be found at Baseball Weekly.