University of Georgia senior pitcher Blake Dieterich was named to the 2013 SEC Baseball Community Service Team, the league announced Tuesday.
The SEC supports a Community Service Team for each of its 21 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.
Dieterich, a native of Winter Garden, Florida, volunteered for various community service projects through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C) during his Bulldog career. This year, he participated in the Home Runs For Hometown Rivals, a Special Olympics baseball game at Foley Field and a Special Olympics Prom at the Athens Classic Center. He served on the “Whatever It Takes” program as an Economics tutor at local high schools plus assisted with Thanksgiving dinners at a local church. Also, he participated in the “Walk Kids To School” program.
A four-year letterman and economics major, Dieterich concluded his career ranked fifth in school history with 92 appearances and ranked ninth in saves. This past season, the left-hander went 2-3 with a 3.51 ERA and one save in 20 appearances.
The other SEC baseball representatives included Cameron Carlisle (Alabama), Barrett Astin (Arkansas), Patrick Savage (Auburn), Cody Dent (Florida), Jerad Grundy (Kentucky), Mason Katz (LSU), Tanner Bailey (Ole Miss), Luis Pollorena (Mississippi State), Patrick Sullivan (South Carolina), Dalton Saberhagen (Tennessee), Troy Stein (Texas A&M) and Connor Harrell (Vanderbilt).
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