The Southern Miss softball team began practice for the 2015 season.
2014 (Freshman): Saw limited action as a rookie, playing in 17 games on the season with one start ... Recorded just 12 at bats, notching a triple, a run scored and two RBI ... Also drew two walks ... Made collegiate debut on the road at Arizona, while earning first collegiate start against ULM a the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas ... Had a season-high two at bats against the Warhawks ... Scored a run against UAB ... Collected first collegiate hit against Alcorn State, a pinch-hit triple ... Drove in a run against Arizona and FIU ... Drew walks against Arizona and Troy.
High School: Lettered at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, Ariz. ... Named All-Region (Honorable Mention) as a junior ... Recorded a career batting average of .317, going 73-of-230 with 10 doubles, six triples, five home runs, 52 runs scored, 50 RBI and 14 stolen bases ... Boasted a career-best .378 batting average as a sophomore ... Recorded 16 of 21 defensive outs in a game against Pennsbury HS ... Concluded prep career with a school-record for home runs and the distinction of hitting the first home run in CVHS history ... Played travel ball with the Arizona Outlaws, Arizona Velocity, Arizona Hotshots and Arizona Hotshots Gold ... Led Velocity team in home runs, stolen bases and unassisted outs ... Hit a walk-off grand slam in the 2012 ASA Nationals ... Citizenship Award, National Yearbook (Physical Education) and Golden Glove recipient ... Honor student, Golden Scholar and member of the honor roll and principal's list.
Personal: Full name is Peyton Jaylyn Garner ... Daughter of Joanne and Joe Garner ... Has an older sister, Roxanne ... Born on March 27 in Chandler, Ariz. ... Majoring in exercise science.