2 Rams, 1 MLB series

2 Rams, 1 MLB series


2 Rams, 1 MLB series


Atlanta Braves outfielder Cameron Maybin (25) is a 2002 Roberson graduate.

Atlanta Braves outfielder Cameron Maybin (25) is a 2002 Roberson graduate.

Chris Narveson and Cameron Maybin barely missed being teammates in high school.

But over the weekend, two of the all-time greats in Roberson baseball history were in the same major league ballpark.

Narveson is a 2000 Rams graduate and a recent call-up to the bullpen of the Miami Marlins. They were in Atlanta for a three-game National League East series with Maybin and the Braves.

Miami won the final game Sunday at Turner Field, 4-1.

Narveson and Maybin both appeared in Saturday’s 7-2 win by the Braves. Narveson pitched 0.2 scoreless innings of relief, while Maybin was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles.

Maybin and Narveson were both state-championship players in high school.

As a senior, Narveson was the ace of a team that won the NCHSAA 3-A title in 2000. The Rams won it all again two years later with Maybin earning MVP honors for the 3-A state-championship series as a freshman.

Maybin graduated in 2005 and is enjoying a resurgence in center field for Atlanta. He is batting .269 with a career-high 48 RBIs.

Narveson hasn’t allowed a run in 4.1 innings since the Marlins promoted him from Triple-A New Orleans last week. Atlanta and Miami will meet again soon – a series between the two begins Aug. 31, again at Turner Field.

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