Player of the week: Chase Cameron

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Chase Cameron didn&8217;t start the Babe Ruth league season on the roster for the Greene County Generating Plant team. No, Cameron started this summer playing for Parr&8217;s Chevron, a team that was later broken up and players placed on other groups within the league.

Yet Cameron proved his mettle and worth for his new team that went into the league&8217;s tournament as the No. 1 seed. In the final game of the tournament Cameron showed his worth down the line in the close match up, and his efforts kept the group from heading to an if game to decide the winner of the league.

Cameron, though not striking out every pitcher, had an iron man performance on the mound. He pitched seven innings, throwing 91 times and had his best performance in the last two innings, throwing three strikeouts (though runners scored and Marengo Butane took the lead in the top of the seventh).

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Cameron also stepped up at bat during the final game of the tourney. He went 3-for-5 at the plate and recorded three RBIs in his team&8217;s, 5-4, victory.

His most impressive at bat, and game changing performance, came in the bottom of the seventh inning with his team tied, 4-4. The first batter, Russ Seale, got on base off of a double to start the inning. Cameron stepped up as the second batter and hit a perfectly placed pop fly down the third base line that brought in Seale and ended the match up.

&8212; Brandon Glover