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Local Roundup: Roache named a top MLB prospect

    COTUIT, Mass. — Georgia Southern baseball's Victor Roache earned his final honor in the Cape Cod League after winning the Outstanding Pro Prospect Award and the Cotuit Kettleer's MVP Award.
    Roache was presented with the award on the final day of the league's regular season, Aug. 3.
    Roache, who led NCAA Division I in homers his sophomore campaign in 2010 with 30, finished second in the Cape Cod League with six home runs and 28 RBIs.
    He finished the season with a .316 batting average with 12 doubles and 30 walks.

JC promotes Waters to interim coach
    MILLEN (GHSFD) — Jenkins County promoted defensive coordinator Charlie Waters to be the interim coach this week while Chris Mason recovers from a stroke suffered on June 21.
    Mason will remain on staff and continue to help with the offense, Waters told GHSF Daily on Thursday.
    "Coach Mason is going to be an assistant until he's back well enough to take that head role, and I'm going to be the interim," Waters said. "The players have handled it real well. Coach Mason had come in with a new offense [a one-back spread], and we're just going to keep learning it as best we can."
    Mason was hired in the spring from McIntosh County Academy, where he was the offensive coordinator. He returned from the stroke to help with summer workouts but continues to undergo speech therapy three times a week, according to athletics director Mark Whitt.
    Jenkins County has two future Division I defensive linemen who have committed to Georgia in Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach.

Chain Baseball registration
    SAVANNAH — The Chain Baseball Academy is accepting registrations for the 2011 15U-18U Fall Baseball League and Showcase Teams.
    Tryout for the Chain Showcase team will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at Chain Field in Savannah. Tryouts for the Chain fall league team will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. at Chain Field.
    Chain will also sponsor an instructional program for younger age groups. Visit or call Mike Alvarez at (912) 313-1556 for more information.

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