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  Kirk Payne

Kirk Payne

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hilliard, Ohio

High School:
Hillard-Davidson HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/14/1985

B/T:
L/R

2006: Received a team-high 18 starts in left field and earned four more starts as the designated hitter ... Played in a total of 35 games ... Hit .250 in 92 at-bats with 10 of his 23 hits going for extra bases ... All 92 of his at-bats came against right-handed pitching ... Had six multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games ... Hit .230 as a starter and .333 when coming off the bench ... Smashed his first career homer on March 2 against West Virginia State ... Recorded three RBIs in games against West Virginia State, Eastern Michigan and Buffalo ... Did not commit an error in 31 chances in left field.

2005: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was named first-team All-OCC ... First-team all-district ... Co-player of the year in the OCC ... Team's most valuable leader ... Team leader in RBIs, hits ... Was named to the Columbus Dispatch all-area second-team ... Team won districts and was OCC co-champs ... Was named to the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: A mechanical engineering major ... Son of Kevin & Kathy Payne ... Born on Sept. 14, 1985.