St. Rita baseball retires alum Mark Payton’s number

The St. Rita High School baseball program retired alumnus Mark Payton’s No. 7 on Oct. 15 in a ceremony before the Mustangs hosted Providence Catholic in football. Payton, a now-famous 2010 St. Rita graduate, went on to a standout career at the University of Texas and has since played for the Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and currently the New York Mets. Payton made his MLB debut with the Reds in August 2019. Celebrating the occasion are St. Rita baseball Coach John Nee (from left), Payton and assistant coaches Dave Letourneau and J.J. Standring. (Review photo)