McCallie's Tyler Payne - Perfect Baseball Experience

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
McCallie's Tyler Payne
McCallie's Tyler Payne
- photo by McCallie School
McCallie junior shortstop Tyler Payne was recently selected to and participated in Perfect Game's All American Underclass Games in San Diego, California. Perfect Game is the world's largest and most respected baseball scouting bureau, and this event is one of their highest individual honors for upcoming juniors. Their All American Game for upcoming seniors is played annually at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres. The Underclass Games are held at the University of San Diego.
 
Payne is currently ranked as the #300 overall prospect in the country in the class of 2015.
He is ranked #5 overall in Tennessee and is the #1 rated shortstop in the state. He is a two-year starter for the Blue Tornado and finished last year with a .344 batting average, 29 stolen bases, and was voted as the teams Most Valuable Defensive Player.
 
McCallie head baseball coach, and Tyler's father, Greg Payne said, "Obviously, as a father, I'm very excited and proud for my son. As a coach, I'm excited for our program that we are represented in this event. I'm hopeful we will have more in the future." 

Suns Shutout Lookouts Tuesday, 4-0.

The Chattanooga Lookouts (4-8) pitching staff struck out a season-high 13 Jacksonville Suns' (4-8) batters, but the team still suffered the 4-0 loss on Home & Garden Night at AT&T Field.    The game began as a pitching duel between Lookouts' starting pitcher Tyson Brummett (L, 0-1) and Suns' lefty Andrew Heaney (W, 2-0).    ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy Uses Big Inning To Stop East Hamilton

The first day of spring was several weeks ago, but it certainly didn't feel like it Tuesday night at Soddy Daisy's Tom Higgins Field. With the wind whipping and temperatures in the mid 40s, it was a challenging evening for a high school baseball game. Despite the weather, Soddy Daisy hosted East Hamilton in a key District 5-AAA game with first place in the district on the line. ... (click for more)

Strong Winds, Freezing Temperatures In Chattanooga Forecast; Growers Advised To Take Precautions With Young Crops

A cold front with strong winds was moving into the Chattanooga area today and was set to bring freezing temperatures overnight. Area growers were advised to take precautions with their young crops. Temperatures were expected to drop into the 20s. Here is the freeze warning: ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING... ... (click for more)

Zachary Bryant Was 6-Year-Old Killed Monday At Chattanooga Valley Elementary

Zachary Bryant has been identified as the 6-year-old boy who was killed after being run over by a school bus on Monday at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School. Authorities said the kindergarten student had just gotten off the bus when it moved forward and struck him. Walker County coroner Dewayne Wilson said he was killed immediately in the 7 a.m. incident. Funeral ... (click for more)

What's Wrong With The City Recycle Program? - And Response (2)

Being new to recycling, I have lots to learn.  I rely on 311 and the attendants at the neighborhood collection centers to assist in building my knowledge.   Recently, I had an experience that makes me reconsidered my recycling efforts.  I loaded up my car, called 311 to verify what I could take, only to be blocked by the attendant at my neighborhood collection ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: That Billboard & Much More

Now that early voting has started and our strawberries have hopefully survived this last blush of winter, allow me to catch up on some things but, first, here’s a letter from a concerned reader I feel compelled to share: “There is something I have noticed throughout Brainerd, East Brainerd, Dayton, etc. A billboard has been put up, I believe by the Health Department of Hamilton ... (click for more)