Mike Soroka, the No. 3 prospect in the Braves organization according to MLB.com, pitched five scoreless innings as the Gwinnett Stripers won their season opener, beating Norfolk 3-1 Friday night.
Soroka allowed three hits and one walk while striking out five.
Rio Ruiz had an RBI double for Gwinnett.
Braves top prospect Ronald Acuna went 0-for-4.
The Stripers’ home opener at Coolray Field is Thursday at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Rochester Red Wings. For tickets, call 678-277-0340 or visit GoStripers.com/tickets.