UT Arlington dropped game two of the doubleheader against No. 40 Dallas Baptist 11-6 on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.
Batted .235 (4-for-17) in four starts at shortstop... had three runs scored, four RBI and two walks... went 2-for-4 with three RBI against Stephen F. Austin (5/26)... went 1-for-4 with two runs scored, a walk and an RBI against Texas State (5/29).
Batted .306 (67-for-219) in 57 games, making 56 starts at shortstop... collected hits in seven consecutive plate appearances (5/1-5/4)... second on team in home runs (six) and slugging percentage (.470)... tied for second in triples (two) and doubles (14)... third on team in extra-base hits (22), stolen bases (six in eight attempts) and sacrifice hits (four)... fourth on team in total bases... batted .323 (41-for-127) in Southland Conference games, ranking third on team... led team in extra-base hits in conference play (16) and hit all six home runs in SLC games... went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in UTA debut (against Dallas Baptist, 2/19)... went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored against BYU (3/4)... hit a three-run home run against Sam Houston State (3/12)... became first UT Arlington infielder since 2004 to hit a grand slam by launching one at Northwestern State (3/27)... finished a home run short of the cycle in a 5-for-5 effort against A&M-Corpus Christi in which he hit two triples, a double, stole a base, scored four runs and had five RBI... went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, RBI and three runs scored at Texas State (5/21)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2010 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.
North Central Texas College
Transferred to UT Arlington after playing two seasons at North Central Texas College for head coach Scott Harp... as a sophomore, batted .437 with 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 27 RBI... named first team All-Conference and was named an NJCAA Academic All-American...helped lead team to NJCAA Region V Tournament appearance... during freshman season, batted .320 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and hit for the cycle in a game at Vernon College.
A three-year varsity letterwinner at Hebron High School for head coach Steve Stone... as a senior, batted .370 with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 37 RBI with a .995 fielding percentage... named first team All-District 6-5A, team MVP and played in North Texas High School All-Star Game... a 2006 first team All-District selection and tabbed team defensive MVP... helped lead team to 2005 regional semifinals.
Son of Mike and Jodi Payne... born Jan. 29, 1989... a biology major at UT Arlington.
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