Baseball's Tim Cunningham, Sam Fuld And Carlos Quentin Earn Spots On USA Team
June 20, 2001
Tucson, Ariz. - Stanford baseball players Sam Fuld (Durham, NH), Carlos Quentin (Chula Vista, CA) and Tim Cunningham (Rocklin, CA) have been selected on the final 2001 USA Baseball National Team 22-player roster. The select group of collegiate players from across the nation began its 31-game summer schedule with a 5-1 victory over the Cubs Rookies last Tuesday. Quentin (2-2) and Fuld (1-2) combined for three of Team USA's seven hits just three days after ending their freshmen collegiate seasons for the Cardinal at the 2001 College World Series. Cunningham did not pitch in the contest.
The USA Team begins a series of five-games versus Japan in Okinawa this Saturday, June 23.
Fuld was third on the club with a .357 batting average and added 11 stolen bases. He earned Third Team All-American honors by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, was a First Team All-Pac-10 choice and was named a Freshman All-American by both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.
Quentin ranked second on the team in both homers (11) and RBI (52), while hitting .345. He was named the Pac-10's Freshman of the Year and was also a First Team All-Pac-10 selection. Quentin earned Freshman All-American honors from Baseball America, Baseball Weekly and Collegiate Baseball.
Cunningham had a solid sophomore season, going 6-0 with a 3.62 ERA in 74.2 innings of work as a part-time starter and long reliever.