Baseball's 'Fab Four' To Chat Live From College World Series On Thursday

June 14, 2001

Omaha, NE -

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Stanford's 'Fab Four' group of freshmen Jonny Ash, Sam Fuld, Brian Hall and Carlos Quentin will make a special visit to the chat room this Thursday, June 14 (4:30 p.m., PDT). The group has been at the forefront of Stanford's run to the 2001 College World Series championship game, which will match the Cardinal versus either Miami or Tennessee in a nationally televised CBS contest this Saturday, June 16 (10:00 a.m., PDT). Stanford has rolled through the first three games of the 2001 CWS with a comeback 13-11 win over Tulane in the CWS opener last Friday and a pair of victories over top-seeded Cal State Fullerton last Sunday (5-2, 10 innings) and Wednesday (4-1).

Stanford will be appearing in the CWS title game for the second straight year and the fourth time in school history. The Cardinal won CWS championships in 1987 and 1988, while finishing runners-up in 2000.

Ash, a designated hitter from Oakland, Calif., has paced the club offensively in the post-season with a .432 batting average. Ash is 5-for-11 (.455) with a double and two RBI in the CWS. He had a key two-RBI single in the seventh inning and was 3-for-4 in Stanford's 13-11 comeback win over Tulane in the CWS opener. Ash is hitting .333 overall.

Fuld, an outfielder from Durham, New Hampshire, is hitting .400 in the post-season. He leads the club in the post-season with 18 hits and a pair of triples, in addition to being the co-leader with four doubles and two stolen bases. He is hitting .500 (6-12) in three CWS games. Fuld was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the CWS opener versus Tulane and contributed a key two-RBI triple in the 10th inning of Sunday's 5-2, 10-inning win over Cal State Fullerton. He was an All-Pac-10 selection and named a Third Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Fuld is hitting .357 with 11 stolen bases on the season.

Hall, an infielder/outfielder from Carlsbad, New Mexico, has contributed immensely to the club in the last two CWS games. In Sunday's 5-2, 10-inning win over Cal State Fullerton, Hall entered the game as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning and proceeded to make a leaping catch on the warning track in left field for the final out in the ninth inning. He then led off the tenth inning with a single and eventually scored the go-ahead run. Hall then made his first post-season start in a 4-1 win over Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday and hit a solo homer in the third inning to put Stanford on the scoreboard.

Quentin has been one of the team's top hitters all season, ranking second on the club in both homers (11) and RBI (52) to go with a .347 batting average. He was named a Freshman All-American, Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 team. Quentin is hitting .326 in post-season with seven RBI. He had one of the biggest hits in recent Stanford memory when he drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning of the first NCAA Regional championship game versus Texas to lift the Cardinal to a 10-9 victory.

If you would like to ask your question for any of the 'Fab Four' ahead of time, feel free to leave your questions now and we will save them for their arrival. Otherwise, they will chat with you on Thursday.

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