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Local Roundup: Former Eagle Roache named top MLB prospect
Former Georgia Southern right fielder Victor Roache, left, listens to Kansas City Royals manager and former Atlanta Braves coach Ned Yost, center, talks shop with Roache and former GSU pitcher Chris Beck during a meet and greet session before the Georgia Southern baseball annual Evening with the All-Stars Thursday. Roache, a first-round pick to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012, was recently named the top power hitter in the Brewers' Farm system. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

    Former Georgia Southern Eagle Victor Roache was recently named one of the Milwaukee Brewers' Top 10 prospects in Baseball America's 2013 Prospect Handbook.
    Roache, who is picked as the seventh best prospect, was a first-round draft pick in 2012. Baseball America also selected Roache as the best power hitter in the Brewers' farm system.

Lady Gators JV wraps with win
    The Bulloch Academy junior varsity Lady Gators (11-4) wrapped up regular-season play Thursday with a 26-9 win over Robert Toombs Christian Academy.
    Mikay Sands led the way with 16 points.
    The region tournament begins at David Emanuel Academy net week. The Gators are awaiting their matchup.

BA delayed by moisture issue
    BELLVILLE — The Bulloch Academy-Pinewood Christian boys’ basketball game Tuesday night in Bellville was called with 41 seconds left in the first quarter because the gymnasium floor was too slick because of a “sweating” issue. Bulloch was ahead 12-5 at the time.
    The game will be resumed on Feb. 7.

Oyaga named to GSU tennis staff
    Georgia Southern men’s tennis coach Nick Zieziula recently announced the hiring of Carolos Oyaga as the assistant coach for the Eagles.
    Oyaga will be involved in all areas of the program including daily team practices, leading individual skill sessions, foreign and domestic recruiting as well as on court equipment.
    Oyaga comes to Georgia Southern from Mars Hill College, where he graduated in May 2012 with a degree in business administration and mathematics. During Oyaga’s time at Mars Hill, the Lions won the South Atlantic Conference Championship in 2009, giving them an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. The Lions also earned an at large bid to the NCAA tournament in 2008.

GSU announces promotional days
    Georgia Southern Athletics will host a number of promotional days throughout the 2013 spring athletics season with ticket specials available for active military members as well as Georgia Southern faculty and staff.
    The Military Appreciation Days will provide active military members with free tickets while their families will be able to purchase tickets for just $4. The Men’s Basketball Military Appreciation Day is on Feb. 7 against Appalachian State.
    The Georgia Southern baseball team will host its Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, April 28th, in the series finale against Elon.
    Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days will allow Georgia Southern faculty and staff to get a free ticket with their Georgia Southern ID, families can buy tickets for $4. The men’s basketball Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day is on Thursday, Feb. 21, against Wofford while the women’s basketball team will thank the school’s employees on Monday, March 4, against Elon in the regular season finale.
    Georgia Southern baseball’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day is on Friday, May 3, as the Eagles open a three-game set against Furman at J.I. Clements Stadium.

Eagles travel to N.C. meet
    In the midst of their indoor season, the Georgia Southern track and field team is traveling to Winston Salem, N.C. to compete in the Hilton Garden Invitational at the JDL Fast Track. The two-day event starts Friday 12:15 p.m. and concludes with its last event on Saturday at 7:10 p.m.
    Last week at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational, Keyanna Harris, Jasmine Walker and Cherrelle King all earned top four finishes. Harris was the first Eagle of the day to place in the top three when she jumped for 1.56m in the High Jump, two centimeters short of her personal best, finishing third overall.

Georgia Southern S&D closes 2013
    The Georgia Southern  swimming and diving squad will conclude the regular season schedule with back to back meets this weekend in Boiling Springs, N.C. and Davidson, N.C. The Eagles will face Gardner-Webb in a traditional dual meet on Friday at 5 p.m. then immediately head over to Davidson to compete against several strong conference opponents starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
    "This weekend will be our final tune-up for the CCSA Championships. It will be challenging to travel two consecutive days and we certainly expect both meets to be very intense,” said GSU coach Nathan Kellogg.
    The CCSA Championships on will begin Feb. 21.

SEB accepting HoF nominations
    BROOKLET — The Southeast Bulloch High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will be accepting Hall of Fame nomination forms until Feb. 15.
    Nomination forms can be downloaded from the school’s website at or picked up from offices at Southeast High School and Middle school.

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