Soroka, not Acuna, stars in Gwinnett’s first game



Mike Soroka, the No. 3 prospect in the Braves organization according to, 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