Saturday, March 15, 2014
- by B.B. Branton
McCallie junior infielder/pitcher Tyler Payne committed today to play college baseball for Lee University in two years.
Payne batted .344 with 29 stolen bases as a sophomore.
"Lee is close to home, the coaches are great and the university has a strong tradition in baseball," said Payne.
"I want to be a teacher once I graduate from college and Lee has a great education program."
Payne celebrated his decision today by going 1-3 with a triple and two runs scored as McCallie defeated Darlington (Ga.) 13-8 in a Scenic City Baseball Classic game.
McCallie is 4-1 on the season and finished 3-1 in the Scenic City Classic.
contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@Comcast.net