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Kyle Farmer
by Parker Moore
Monday   05/24/2010 13:42:31
Two Bulldogs Honored By SEC Monday
by UGA Sports Communications
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ATHENS --- University of Georgia senior Justin Earls has been named to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Baseball Community Service Team while Kyle Farmer has been selected as the SEC Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 20 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community in superior service efforts.
Earls was instrumental in helping set up the UGA Special Olympics baseball game at Foley Field this season. Also, he has served as a volunteer for the Athens Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity and at summer baseball camps.  A 47th round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009, he opted to return for his senior season. He concluded his career with 108 all-time appearances, which ranks second in school history. He was a member of 2008 College World Series Finalists and SEC Champions that finished ranked second nationally. This season, Earls went 2-0 with one save in 28 appearances. In 37 innings pitched, he had 25 strikeouts and only two walks.
Farmer had his best SEC weekend in helping Georgia win the series over Kentucky. He batted .571 (8-for-14) with seven runs scored, one double and five RBI. In the 20-0 win over the Wildcats Saturday, he had a career-high 4-for-5 afternoon with three runs scored and four RBI. Also, he posted a perfect fielding percentage in eight total chances.
Farmer finished the season with a Bulldog record .967 fielding percentage for a shortstop. He made just six errors on the year in 182 total chances and was a part of 27 double plays. Overall, he batted .340 with three home runs and 25 RBI, appearing in 39 games with 38 starts. He missed 15 games during the season with a broken wrist.
The SEC will announce the all-conference teams Tuesday.