Justin Earls
18 Justin Earls
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School:
Collins Hille

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 182

Position:
LHP

2010 (Senior): Selected in the 31st round by the Texas Rangers (946th overall pick), in the MLB draft in June, signed a professional contract and assigned to Spokane in the Northwest League
*Finished second in school history with 108 career appearances
*Went 2-0 with a 7.05 ERA in a team-high 28 relief appearances, collecting 25 strikeouts and only two walks in 37 innings
*Notched season-opening win over Baylor on Feb. 19 in Waco, Texas with 1.1 scoreless innings, also posted win over Siena on March 13
*Strong outing against #16 Clemson on April 6 going five innings and allowing just one unearned run with no walks and five strikeouts.
*Earned first career save in final appearance, tossing two scoreless innings against Kentucky on May 22
*Named to SEC Community Service Team for contributions in the community including helping put on a Special Olympics game at Foley Field

2009 (Junior):
*Went 0-1 with a 7.31 ERA in 33 relief appearances
*Drafted in the 47th round with the 1405th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates
*Finished the regular season tied for second in the SEC with the most appearances, trailing only teammate Will Harvil
*Had best outing of the season vs. #7 Georgia Tech at Turner Field on May 12, throwing 3.0 scoreless innings; he retired nine out of 10 batters faced, and the only batter that reached was on an error
*Had scoreless relief appearances against Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and South Carolina to close out the regular season
*Had eight scoreless relief outings in nine appearances from March 27-April 12

2008 (Sophomore):
*Appeared in 27 games, all in relief for the SEC Champions that advanced to the College World Series Finals and posted a number two final national ranking
*Tallied a 2-1 mark and 6.21 ERA in 37.2 innings pitched with 30 Ks and 20 BB
*Wins came over #9 South Carolina (2.1 IP, 0R) and Kennesaw State (3 IP, 0R)
*Had a streak of 11.2 scoreless IP during the season end at #10 Ga. Tech in April
*1-0, 10.54 ERA in SEC action
*Made one appearance in NCAA Athens Regional, 2.0 scoreless IP vs. Lipscomb
*Made one appearance in Super Regional, 0.1 IP vs. #15 N.C. State
*Made two appearances at the CWS for a total of 1 IP with no walks and 2 K

2007 (Freshman):
*Went 2-4, 5.37 ERA in 20 appearances with six starts
*Tallied 52 innings pitched with 25 strikeouts and 22 walks
*Went 1-2, 5.82 in 26.1 IP as a starter and 1-2, 4.92 as a reliever
*In SEC action went 1-3, 7.15 ERA in 14 appearances and five starts
*Registered a combined 12.2 scoreless innings over a span of four+ outings to start Bulldog career
*Notched first collegiate win in relief outing versus Winthrop on Feb. 27
*Impressive five shutout innings in relief against Southern California on March 4
*Beat Auburn 6-2 in SEC debut as a starter (6.1 IP, 7H, 2R, 2 ER, 2BB, 4K)
*Career-high 5Ks in three-inning relief effort vs. #13 Miss. State on May 12

High School:
*A graduate of Collins Hill where he played for Paul Pierce
*Named Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Gwinnett Daily Post Pitcher of the Year after going 9-1, 1.41 ERA as a senior
*Registered 95 strikeouts in 76.2 innings pitched with four shutouts for the Eagles
*Went 3-1 in the post-season for the Gwinnett County Team of the Year
*Season highlights include a three-hitter over Parkview and a complete game win over defending state champion Chattahoochee in the regular season finale
*Led team to first-ever Region 7-AAAAA title and 27-7 overall record
*Named to the Atlanta Braves 755 Team
*National High School Coaches Assoc. Southeast Regional Team
*Went 4-1 with a 1.44 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 39 IP as a junior
*Led Collins Hill to their first-ever state playoff berth and 17-11 record
*Member of Senior Team Georgia and Junior Team Georgia
*Did not allow an earned run in the Sunbelt Classic
*Participated in East Coast Professional Showcase
*A three-year letterman in baseball and also played basketball

Personal: Born Dec. 4, 1987
Son of Carol and Brian Earls
Major: Pre-Business

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