Booker cracks first homer of season to seal Dash victory

Former Polk County standout Joel Booker hit the eighth homer of his minor league career on Tuesday (Tom Priddy photo).

Former Polk County standout Joel Booker cracked his first home run of the season Tuesday, highlighting a solid performance in Winston-Salem’s 6-4 road win over Myrtle Beach.

Booker finished the game 3-for-5 with three runs scored, a stolen base and the solo homer. That blast came in the top of the ninth to seal the Dash’s third win of the season.

The Dash are the Advanced Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Booker is now 7-for-16 this season for the Dash. He has played in five games, starting at multiple outfield positions.