Sam Fuld And Carlos Quentin Selected To 2002 USA Baseball Team
June 25, 2002
Tucson, Ariz. - Stanford outfielders Sam Fuld and Carlos Quentin have both earned a spot on the final 22-player roster for the 2002 USA Baseball National Team. Both players will be members of the USA National Team for the second consecutive summer after recently completing their sophomore seasons at Stanford, helping lead the Cardinal back to the College World Series for a fourth consecutive year, tying for third place at the 2002 CWS. Stanford finished the season with a 47-18 record, recording 40 or more victories for the eighth consecutive year.
The 2002 USA National Team was selected from a pool of 35 players that recently completed a four-day trail process at Hi Corbett Field. For a full detailed roster and to follow the players throughout the summer season, go to usabaseball.com.
Fuld earned First Team All-American and All-Pac-10 honors with a record-setting year during the 2002 collegiate campaign, breaking the Stanford single-season mark for hits with 110. He also led the club with a .375 batting average, 20 doubles and 39 multiple-hit games, while adding eight homers, 47 RBI and eight stolen bases. Fuld was named to the All-College World Series team after hitting .421 with a triple, two homers and four RBI in four CWS games.
Fuld hit .310 in 29 games of action for the USA National Team in the summer of 2001.Quentin was also a First Team All-Pac-10 choice, hitting .303 with 12 homers and 11 stolen bases. Quentin tied a team record with 19 hit-by-pitches and set a new NCAA Division I mark when he was hit five times in a game at Florida State on February 9, 2002.
Quentin hit .267 with five doubles, a homer, nine RBI and a stolen base for the USA National Team in the summer of 2001.