Michael Soroka strikes out six in six innings in Gwinnett victory

Gwinnett Stripers pitcher Michael Soroka is introduced before their game against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for the Stripers season opener at Coolray Field, Friday, March 31, 2023, in Lawrenceville, Ga.. Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

Credit: Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com

Gwinnett Stripers pitcher Michael Soroka is introduced before their game against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for the Stripers season opener at Coolray Field, Friday, March 31, 2023, in Lawrenceville, Ga.. Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com)

Michael Soroka pitched six innings and allowed one run Saturday night for the Gwinnett Stripers in a 6-2 victory against Charlotte at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.

Soroka loaded the bases in the first inning but didn’t allow a run. He gave up a leadoff single and hit two batters, but he also struck out three in the inning. Overall, Soroka struck out six batters, walked two and gave up three hits.

Outfielder Forrest Wall led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run and finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Striper first baseman Joshua Fuentes was 2-for-4, with singles for both hits.

Gwinnett (29-33) plays next at 1:05 p.m. Sunday against Charlotte (28-34).

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