Need a few extra baseballs? Take a walk down Atherton's Alejandra Avenue after the Menlo College baseball team has completed batting practice. You're likely to find the street that separates the Atherton campus and Cartan Field littered with them.
The Oaks, who are in the midst of one of the most successful seasons in program history, are hitting balls out of the park at a historic rate. In fact, the Oaks have hit more home runs as a team (68) than any other four-year institution in the country across every division. Sterling College in Kansas has hit 66 entering play this weekend.
Menlo (28-16 overall, 11-10 in the Golden State Athletic Conference) opens a three-game series at Biola (24-19, 12-9) on Friday at 2 p.m. The Oaks, who won a school-record 33 games last year, are currently fifth in the competitive conference.