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McKenna, O's prospects combine for 11 of 24 hits in AFL

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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Glendale Desert Dogs' 24-hit performance Thursday afternoon resulted in a 21-8 victory over Surprise. 

Much of that offense came from three Orioles prospects, including No. 12  Ryan McKenna, who went 4-for-5 with two doubles. All three had a combined 11 hits for Glendale.

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Glendale Desert Dogs' 24-hit performance Thursday afternoon resulted in a 21-8 victory over Surprise. 

Much of that offense came from three Orioles prospects, including No. 12  Ryan McKenna, who went 4-for-5 with two doubles. All three had a combined 11 hits for Glendale.

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"I was just really trying to see it and get into a rhythm at the plate," McKenna said.

After going 0-for-4 just a week ago, the 21-year-old righty is back on track and batting .371, giving him the No. 6 spot in Fall League averages and a five-game hitting streak.

McKenna also leads Glendale with three triples, 10 runs scored and a .657 slugging percentage.

Fellow Orioles prospects Martin Cervenka had four hits and Steve Wilkerson added three, and each scored twice.

Laz Rivera, White Sox No. 28 prospect, also had a standout performance for Glendale -- the 24-year-old went 4-for-6 and scored three runs with an RBI.

Eric Aldava is a senior journalism student at Arizona State University. This story is part of a partnership between MLB.com and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication