Updated: January 6, 2014
Career Highlights: Hit a bases-loaded, three-run triple in a 7-3 victory over Florida in the NCAA College World Series (6/21/12) … Hit a three-run home run and had a career-high four RBIs in an 11-7 victory at Auburn (4/22/12).
2011 – 2013 (at South Carolina): In three seasons with Gamecocks, started 40 games and played in 59 total … Posted an overall batting average of .248 with 33 hits – seven doubles, three triples, three home runs – 23 RBIs and 14 runs scored … Had 55 total bases for a .414 slugging percentage … Added eight walks and six hit-by-pitch for a .309 on-base percentage … Was 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts.
High School: Earned varsity letters all four years while playing for Coach John Marano at Mills Godwin … Played in 2010 VHSCA All-Star game ... Hit .333 as a junior with 20 runs scored, six stolen bases and a .444 slugging percentage … As a senior, hit .480 with seven home runs.
Personal: Erik Robert Payne … Born 9/2/92 in Richmond, Va. … Son of Bill and Angela Payne … Has an older sister Ashton … Majoring in business finance.