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.