Victor Roache Reaches Finals, Finishes Second in Home Run Derby
OMAHA, Neb. - The NCAA Division I home run leader, Victor Roache, donned the Georgia Southern Baseball uniform once more in 2011 when he participated along with seven other of the nation's top home run hitters in the 2nd Annual TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. The derby will air tomorrow, July 3rd, on CBS at 2 p.m.
The sophomore advanced through two elimination rounds to reach the finals against SoCon Freshman of the Year Daniel Aldrich from the College of Charleston, but fell 4-2. The two combined for more than 50 home runs during the season and were the top-two contestants in the derby. Roache rallied after seven outs to hit back-to-back long balls before the final out of the event was recorded.
The home run derby consisted of three rounds with Aldrich leading after the first round with seven home runs and adding three more to his total to advance to the finals. Roache was in second place after the first round with two long balls and tacked on two more in the second round to advance to the final round.
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- Category: Baseball
- Published on Thursday, 07 July 2011 00:19