Payne Delivers Career-High 6 RBI, Grand Slam In Win
2014 (Junior): Had a 2.33 ERA in 21.0 innings of work and a 1-1 record ... Came in relief to throw 2.1 innings in the series finale at No. 13 Missouri ... Started game one vs. Alcorn State, picking up the win and throwing 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out three ... Started in game two at Southeastern Louisiana as the designated player, and hit her first double of the season ... Pitched the final 1.2 innings in the series opener at South Carolina ... Started at UT Martin and threw her first complete game, allowing just one earned run and striking out three in 6.2 innings ... Threw one inning vs. No. 9 Alabama, allowing zero earned runs and striking out one ... Pitched 2/3 of an inning at No. 1 Florida ... Started each game vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff as the designated player, going 1-3 in game two with two runs, an RBI and one walk ... Earned the first pitching start of her collegiate career vs. Northern Colorado, throwing 4.0 scoreless innings before leaving without a decision in a 0-0 game ... Knocked in a run vs. Western Carolina on a beautiful bloop single with two outs away that landed on the right-field line ... Came in relief vs. DePaul, throwing 1.2 scoreless innings ... Started in Ole Miss' first game vs. Georgetown as the designated player, and went 1-3 with a single.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in 24 games as a designated player, pitcher or pinch hitter ... Hit .317 in 60 at bats ... Started 24 games as the designated player ... Had an on-base percentage of .408 ... Hit a grand slam, the first home run of her career, in game two vs. Alcorn State ... Came in as a pinch hitter against ULM and hit a two-run single to the right field wall to give the Rebels the win in five innings ... Threw one inning against Florida and didn't allow a run ... Pitched a season-high 2.2 innings at Georgia ... Hit her fifth double of the season vs. Samford, going 1-2 ... Pitched twice vs. Missouri, throwing a combined 4.2 innings, allowing one earned runs and striking out two ... Hit her fourth double of the season in a 10-2 win at Belmont ... Went 1-1 with three RBI vs. Middle Tennessee St., including a two-run double ... Posted a 3-5 day at the plate against McNeese State, a career high for hits in one game, and hit a walk-off RBI single through the right side in the bottom of the eighth ... Went 2-2 as the designated player in game two vs. Southern Miss ... Entered game one of Ole Miss' doubleheader vs. Southern Miss as a pinch hitter and smacked a double to right-center field, her second of the year ... Hit a two-out, two-run double against Jackson State that broke the game open for the Rebels.
2012 (Freshman): Appeared in 12 games with one start ... Collected two hits in 12 at-bats ... Pitched 17.2 innings with eight strikeouts ... Posted a hit and an RBI versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5/1) ... Went 1-for-1 with an RBI at No. 6 Florida (4/8) ... Picked up first career win after allowing just three hits in 2.2 innings of relief at Arkansas (3/7) ... Struck out five batters and gave up no earned run over 5.0 innings against Chattanooga (3/3).
High School: An all-state honorable mention as a freshman and senior Austin High ... Named to the Decatur Daily All-Area team all four years of high schoo l... Also named to the Huntsville Times All-Elite team in 2011 ... Led Austin High with a .462 career batting average and career earned run average of 1.98 ... Selected as the Alabama North/South All-Star Week Game MVP in 2010 ... Graduated with a 3.99 GPA ... Earned an academic letter all four years ... Won four letters in basketball ... Named to the Decatur Daily All-Area team in basketball as a junior and senior ... Also won one letter in volleyball.
Club Teams: Played for the Huntsville Sparks and helped lead her squad to ASA 16U State Championship.
Personal: Daughter of Jerry and Sheila Lindsey ... Named to the Chancellor's Honor Roll in Fall 2011 ... Named tot he SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll in 2012 ...Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Enjoys listening to music and watching movies.
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