GRAPPLING FOR SUCCESS ...The Menlo College men's wrestling team is ranked sixth in the NAIA Coaches Top in the penultimate regular-season poll of the season. Ten Oaks are ranked individually. Anthony Orozco remains the top-ranked Oaks wrestler, holding down the No. 2 spot in the 184 weight class. He suffered a loss in the championship match at the Missouri Valley Invitational, his first defeat of the year. A pair of Oaks are ranked sixth in their respective classes: Terrill Sidner at 149, up from eighth, and Alex Garcia at 165, who was previously unranked. Also on the climb for Menlo are Riley Siason, ranked 10th in the 125 class after being unranked; Bruce Valdez, up three spots to 13th at 197 and Mikel Perales, who enters the rankings at 133 at No. 19. Menlo prepares for the California Collegiate Open at San Francisco State University on Saturday . . . Stanford returns to action this week, hosting Cal Baptist on Friday at 7 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion before hitting the road for its first Pac-12 dual at CSU Bakersfield on Sunday at 2 p.m. Stanford, which is 5-0 to start the season, is coming off a pair of dual wins over No. 22 Utah Valley (20-19) and Harvard (26-12) at home on January 12.
THE HALL CALLS . .. Former Stanford right-handed pitcher Mike Mussina was elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Mussina, who played three seasons on The Farm from 1988-90, joins Mariano Rivera, Edgar Martinez and Roy Halladay as the 2019 inductees. During his junior season in 1990, Mussina finished 14-5 with nine complete games, a 3.50 earned-run average and 111 strikeouts in 149 innings pitched. Mussina was drafted 20th overall in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
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