Ethan Payne starts at third base for Johnson City

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Ethan Payne recorded one double and two RBIs for Johnson City in an Appalachian League game Thursday.

Johnson City defeated Bristol, 21-1.

Payne was 2-for-5 and started at third base.

The Memphis, Tennessee native and Germantown High School graduate has appeared in 18 games for Johnson City.

Payne has recorded a .172 batting average, totaling 11 hits, one home run, eight RBIs and one stolen base.

As a junior with the Vols in 2022, Payne appeared in 18 games. He recorded a .286 batting average, totaling four hits, two doubles, one home run, three RBIs and seven runs.

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