Bryce Elder fans 11 in start for the Gwinnett Stripers

Braves pitcher Bryce Elder struck out 11 in eight innings as the Gwinnett Stripers rolled to a 10-2 win over the Norfolk Tides in Triple-A play on Saturday night at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va.

Elder (3-1) turned in the longest start by a Striper this season, allowing just four hits and two earned runs. He walked two.

Former Georgia Tech star Luke Waddell blasted a first-inning grand slam for the Stripers (27-29).

The win, Gwinnett’s fourth in five games at Norfolk this week, secures the club’s fourth series victory of the year.

The Stripers scored six times against Justin Armbruester in the top of the first inning, getting an RBI double from Yuli Gurriel, RBI single from Phillip Evans, and the grand slam from Waddell. Evans and Luke Williams each added solo homers in the third and sixth, and Forrest Wall and Gurriel tacked on RBI singles in the eighth to make it 10-2.