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Awards pile up for Roache, Murray
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Georgia Southern's Victor Roache arrives at home after a three-run homer to take the lead in the sixth inning against Davidson in the first game of a double-header in this Friday, May 13, 2011 file photo at J.I. Clements Stadium. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

    The American Baseball Coaches Association selected Victor Roache as a First Team All-American and Matt Murray as a Second Team All-Atlantic Region member.
    Roache was selected a Second Team All-American by Perfect Game after hitting .326 with 30 home runs and 84 RBIs. The sophomore outfielder set new Georgia Southern and Southern Conference single-season home run records and was twice named the SoCon's Player of the Month. He is currently playing summer baseball for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League.
    Murray tied for the team lead with a 2.39 ERA and was selected as the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year by the league's head coaches.
    The junior went 4-3 with nine saves in 26 appearances. He was drafted in the 10th round by the Kansas City Royals and is currently playing for their rookie league affiliate the Burlington Royals.

Collecting Hardware...
    Two Georgia Southern baseball players, Victor Roache and recently drafted pitcher Matt Murray, have collected a combined 13 SoCon and Division I accolades in 2011.
Victor Roache, RF
—Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American
—National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association First-Team All-American
—Baseball America First-Team All-American
—Perfect Game Second-Team All-American
—American Baseball Coaches Association First-Team All-American
—American Baseball Coaches Association First-Team All-Atlantic Region
—Southern Conference Player of the Year
—First-Team, All-Southern Conference (Coaches, Media)
—Southern Conference Player of the Month for May
Matt Murray, RHP
—American Baseball Coaches Association Second-Team All-Atlantic Region
—Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year
—First-Team All-Southern Conference (Coaches)
—Second Team All-Southern Conference (Media)