A family first; brothers Jonathan and Sharlon Schoop start for the Tides

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NORFOLK (WAVY) – Jonathan Schoop is a second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. His older brother, Sharlon, is a starter for the Orioles’ Triple-A affilate, the Norfolk Tides.

On Sunday, both started for the Tides against the Louisville Bats. It was the first time the two had ever played a professional game on the same team in a non-exhibition matchup. 

“”I was extremely excited,” said Jonathan Schoop, who was wrapping up a rehab stint with the Tides. 

“We want to play in the big leagues together, but it’s fine too.”

The Tides wound up beating Louisville 2-1, with Tim Melville earning the win. Melville (4-0) pitched six innings, allowing five hits, including a solo home run. Joey Rickard provided the game-winning RBI, sending a two-run home run into the picnic area in the sixth inning. 

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