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Arizona Fall League: Jayson Aquino gets the win, Trevor Story plates three in one inning

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Trevor Story and Jayson Aquino are getting a great start in the AFL.

Jayson Aquino in his Grand Junction days
Jayson Aquino in his Grand Junction days
Charlie Drysdale

Rockies pitching prospect Jayson Aquino, who spent most of the year in High A Modesto with a cameo at the end of the regular season in AA Tulsa, pitched well for the Arizona Fall League's Salt River Rafters in a 12-2 win yesterday over the Peoria Javelinas.

The 21 year-old lefty started and threw four innings of one hit ball with three strikeouts for the Rafters. Aquino hurled 42 pitches, 28 of which were strikes, and got six groundball outs in addition to the strikeouts. It's a great showing for Aquino, who will likely start next season at Colorado's new AA affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats.

On offense, Trevor Story led the onslaught for Salt River, contributing two hits and three RBI in an 11 run 5th inning that, ahem, salted the game away. Story's first hit in the inning, a double, knocked in fellow Rockies prospect Ryan Casteel (playing first base), who had doubled in front of him. Casteel also walked in scored in his second plate appearance of the inning. Four games into AFL play, Story is hitting .462.

The Rafters will continue AFL play this evening at 6:35 against the Glendale Desert Dogs.