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Erik Payne
Erik Payne

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Richmond, Va.

High School:
Mills Godwin HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
INF

B-T:
R-R


2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

Erik Payne Career Stats

2013 - Played 13 games with 8 starts, hit .185 (5-for-27) with two runs, a double and four RBI ... 1-for-2 with a double in 3-1 win at College of Charleston (3/26) ... RBI single in 5-3 loss to Arkansas (3/24) ... RBI single and a run scored in 8-0 win over Clemson (3/3) ... 1-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 5-2 win over Furman (2/26) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012 - Winner of the NCAA Elite 89 award, given to the student-athlete of the eight schools at the CWS with the highest grade point average ... Played in 37 games with 30 starts, hit .265 (26-for-98) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, three triples, three homers and 19 RBI ... Three-run triple with the bases loaded in 7-3 win over Florida in NCAA College World Series (6/21) ... 1-for-4 with a run scored in 5-0 win over Oklahoma in NCAA Super Regional (6/9) ... 1-for-3 with a double and a RBI in 5-3 win over Auburn at SEC Tournament (5/24) ... 1-for-2 with a double in the 9-1 win over Alabama (4/28) ... Three-run homer and career-high four RBI in 11-7 win at Auburn (4/22) ... Sacrifice fly in 8-3 win over Vanderbilt (3/30) ... Two-run triple in 7-3 win at The Citadel (3/27) ... Two-run double in the 9-3 win over Florida (3/22) ... Stellar weekend at the plate despite the series loss at Kentucky as he went 6-for-11 (.545) at the plate against the Wildcats ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 6-3 loss at Kentucky (3/18) ... 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in 4-3 loss at Kentucky (3/17) ... 2-for-4 with a solo home run in 4-3 loss at Kentucky (3/16) ... 2-for-3 with a RBI triple in 5-2 win over Charleston Southern (3/13) ... 2-for-3 with a solo home run and RBI double in 3-1 win over Princeton (3/11) ... 2-for-3 in 6-1 win over Princeton (3/10) ... First start of the season at designated hitter in 2-1 win over Presbyterian (2/28).

2011 - Nine games played with two starts, hit .250 (2-for-8) with two runs scored and a double ... Pinch running appeareance, scored a run in 5-3 win vs. Vanderbilt (4/17) ... First career start in 2-0 loss at The Citadel; finished 1-for-2 ... First career hit and a run scored in 18-2 win over USC Upstate (4/5) ... One at-bat in 17-8 win over Rhode Island ((3/23) ... First career at-bat in 24-4 win over College of Charleston (3/22) ... Made first career appearance in 14-1 win over Furman (3/1).

HIGH SCHOOL - Played in 2010 VHSCA All-Star game ... Hit .333 as a junior with 20 runs scored, six stolen bases and a .444 slugging percentage ... Rated No. 462 best high school prospect in nation by PG Crosschecker ... Rated No. 11 best high school position player in the state of Virginia by PG Crosschecker.

PERSONAL - Born on September 2, 1992 ... Parents are Bill and Angela Payne.