SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Having completed the Grapefruit League portion of their spring schedule, the Baltimore Orioles got in a workout Monday night by defeating Division II Florida Southern 14-1 in a game that basically amounted to a controlled scrimmage.

The Orioles sent nine batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the first inning before umpires halted play with no outs.

J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis belted three-run homers and Matt Wieters had an RBI single.

Closer Jim Johnson started for Baltimore and retired the side in order with two strikeouts. Left-hander Troy Patton followed with two innings of one-hit ball.

The Orioles didn’t bat in the third, and Nolan Reimold homered in a three-run fourth.

Florida Southern scored its lone run in the ninth off Pat Neshek.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Dannotthefan says:

    Why would you even comment on a win against a D II college team. Are you f*#ckin kidding is this what Orioles fans can look fwd to this year. They won’t even play a D I college Team. Way to get fans excited about the upcoming season. I think I’ll probably go watch D III Salisbury Play at least they’re ranked 4th in the Nation. Probably more exciting game too.

  2. Wiseguy says:

    ……..It may be the highlight of their season.

  3. scott says:

    This just in…The Orioles beat a glorified high school baseball team. Congratulations on achieving nothing. Now beat the teams in your league and do so consistently and maybe then we’ll act surprised.

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