Texas outfielder Mark Payton will take the field today as he looks to extend his on-base streak to 100 games.
The Texas senior outfielder and former St. Rita High School star has reached base safely in a Big 12-record 99 straight games heading into Friday’s Super Regional three-game series against Houston in Austin.
Payton never discusses the streak unless it’s brought up by others. His sole focus is getting Texas back to next week’s College World Series in Omaha, Neb., a feat the Longhorns last accomplished during his freshman season.
“It’s something I think other people think about way more than I do,” said Payton, who was regional co-MVP after accruing four hits, four runs, five walks, four stolen bases and an RBI over four games.
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