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Nationals' prospect Tony Renda 1 for 2 in Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game

Washington Nationals' prospect Tony Renda singled to right in his first at bat in the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game, but struck out the second time up to strand a runner at third. That was it for the Nats' second base prospect tonight...

Christian Petersen

Washington Nationals' second base prospect Tony Renda, 23, was waiting at second for a throw in from left, where Eddie Rosario, a 23-year-old outfield prospect in the Minnesota Twins' organization caught a two on, one out liner off Detroit Tigers' prospect Steven Moya's bat. Renda caught the throw for an inning-ending 7-4 DP that helped Arizona D-Backs' right-hander Archie Bradley complete a scoreless first in the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game on Saturday night in Scottsdale, Arizona's Salt River Field at Talking Stick.

Renda showed off some range while fielding a grounder off Baltimore Orioles' backstop prospect Mike Ohlman's bat behind second base before throwing across his body for the third out of a 1-2-3 second by Bradley.

In his first at bat of the night, the Nats' 2012 2nd Round pick out of Cal State Berkeley, who put up a .307/.381/.377 line, 21 doubles, four triples, 19 stolen bases, 43 walks and 59 Ks in 107 games and 472 PAs at High-A Potomac in the Nats' system this season, hit an opposite field single on a 1-0 fastball from Cincinnati Reds' prospect Nick Howard, sending 21-year-old, 2011 New York Mets' 1st Round pick Brandon Nimmo from first to third before Nimmo eventually scored to make it 2-0 in favor of the AFL East.

The second time up, against 21-year-old Chicago White Sox' prospect Francellis Montas with a runner on third and two down in the third, Renda worked the count full before chasing a slider outside for a swinging strike three.

Renda fielded a routine grounder off Cleveland Indians' prospect Francisco Lindor's bat and threw to first to end the top of the fifth inning, after coming up short on a diving attempt at a liner to center earlier in the frame...

The AFL West got on the board in the fifth, scoring on a passed ball to make it 4-1 AFL East after four and a half innings in Arizona.

That was it for Renda...

So far in his first stint in the AFL, the diminutive (read: 5'8'') infielder (and after seeing him 5'8'' seems generous -- just kidding, sort of) has put up a .246/.267/.333 line with three doubles, a triple, two walks and 10 Ks for the Mesa Solar Sox.

The AFL East was up 5-2 in the 7th at the time this was published...