D-backs' Reyes rolls as he makes Fall Stars Game

Arizona's No. 19 prospect lifts AFL average to. 327 with three-hit day

D-backs' Reyes rolls as he makes Fall Stars Game

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Victor Reyes celebrated making the Fall Stars Game by doing what he does best: getting hits, scoring runs and helping his team win however possible. The D-backs' No. 19 prospect lifted his Fall League average to .327 with a 3-for-4 performance for the Salt River Rafters in the team's comeback 6-3 win against the Glendale Desert Dogs in 10 innings on Thursday.

On the day he was named to the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game, Reyes recorded his fourth multi-hit effort in his past seven AFL games.

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"It's a tough challenging league with tremendous players," Reyes said. "I try and compete every day."

Reyes doubled, stole two bases and scored three runs in the win, including the game's first run in the opening frame.

The 23-year-old reached base on a bunt single, moved to second on a groundout and then scored on catcher Edgar Cabral's throwing error after he stole third in the first inning.

Salt River was unable to get to Sean Brady, the Desert Dogs' starter, after the opening frame. Brady allowed three hits, walked none, struck out four and gave up one unearned run in five innings. He left the game with a 3-1 lead after Glendale posted a three-spot in the fourth inning, thanks to run-scoring hits from Matt Beaty (Dodgers No. 30), Logan Hill (Pirates) and Danny Mendick (White Sox).

That was all the offense Glendale was able to muster as the Rafters' pen blanked the Desert Dogs after starter Zach Jemiola (Rockies) left after allowed three runs and six hits in four innings.

Diamondbacks hurlers Colin Poche and Kirby Bellow and Nate Griep (Brewers) each threw two scoreless innings in relief.

The Rafters took the lead for good in the 10th inning. Salt River started the inning with Rockies prospect Yonathan Daza on second as the placement runner and immediately moved to third on a Reyes sacrifice bunt. He then scored on Rockies No. 14 prospect Brian Mundell's single.

Orioles farmhand Steve Wilkerson scored Mundell on a triple to right for the second run of the frame, then crossed the plate after Phillies' Garrett Cleavinger threw a wild patch to make it a three-run game.

After notching three straight multi-hit games, Reyes went 2-for-14 in his past three games, but said he wasn't concerned about it.

"I just try to maintain my composure and stay calm," Reyes said. "I went in the cage and made a couple adjustments. I continue to prepare myself to play and always remain calm."

Reyes said the key to his successful day was just trying to put the ball in play.

"I basically always try to make contact with that ball," Reyes said. "That way I get on base and when you get on base good things happen."

Reyes, who replaced Giants No. 2 prospect Chris Shaw on the East squad, enjoys playing in the Arizona Fall League and hopes he can keep representing the Diamondbacks in the desert.

"I feel great playing out here," Reyes said. "I feel really good in the area and I enjoy the surroundings."

Perry Cohen is a 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. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.