Payne Headed to Georgia State


Clayton Payne Heads To Georgia State

Clayton Payne graduated from Daytona State this past spring after completing a productive sophomore season for the Falcons in their bullpen.  His sophomore season paved his way for his upcoming debut as a Panther under the direction of Head Coach, Greg Frady.

Payne, was a 6’4” reliever for the Falcons this past season.  He transitioned to a reliever following a starter role in his freshmen season at Daytona State.  He threw in 40 innings in the 2013 season, recording a 5.13 ERA as a freshmen.  Payne made a shift to a reliever pitcher this past season, and it was evident that his hard work and commitment paid dividends. 

Payne completed 27.2 innings as a reliever in the Daytona State bullpen, lowering his ERA to 3.58 during the 2014 season.  Equally impressive is the increase in velocity on Payne’s fastball.  At the close of his sophomore season, Payne was commanding a fastball in the low 90s. 

Clayton was a 2012 graduate of Riverdale High School in Ft. Myers, FL.  Additionally, Payne has gained growth and development from his experience in the Valley League as a member of the Charlestown Cannons.