Will Yoder
Wednesday April 4th, 2012

The Baltimore Orioles lost 2-1 to a Florida community college team on Tuesday, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota chapter, beat the Orioles 2-1 in an eight-inning charity game at Ed Smith Stadium.  Although the college team did use one Orioles pitcher and catcher, the rest of both teams’ rosters remained the same.

When MLB.com asked Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel about the experience he said, “I got my work in, so let’s leave it at that.” Hammel allowed two runs and three hits over five innings while the SCF freshman Orlando Rivera went 2 for 3 with a stolen base, scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the fifth inning.  This same college team beat the Pittsburgh Pirates three years ago that included a Pittsburgh roster of mostly rookies and minor leaguers unlike last Tuesday’s game which included most of the Orioles starting players.

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