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Former Orioles prospect and UNC-Wilmington star Cameron Roth originally signed with the Boomers in April 2012.
Roth, 23, returns to the Boomers as one of the team's top players from 2012. The lefty led Schaumburg in innings pitched, registering eight wins, 82 strikeouts and a 3.74 ERA. These career-best numbers earned Roth a spot in the Frontier League All-Star Game as one of the Boomers ten representatives during their Inaugural Season.
Roth was drafted in the 29th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Baltimore Orioles and pitched for two seasons in the O’s system before signing with the Boomers as a free agent in April 2012. Prior to joining the Boomers, Roth owned a 5-6 record with a 4.72 ERA in 137.1 innings with 104 strikeouts.
The southpaw went 2-4 in 55.1 innings pitched for the Bluefield Orioles of the Appalachian League in 2010. Roth struck out 47, issued 21 free passes and posted a 4.23 ERA after allowing 26 earned runs over 12 starts. In 2011, Roth pitched for the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Orioles Single-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League, going 3-2 with a 5.05 ERA in 32 appearances. In 82.0 innings primarily out of the bullpen, Roth allowed 46 earned runs while striking out 57 and issuing 33 walks.
Roth attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington and pitched for three seasons for the Seahawks baseball team. An All-Colonial Athletic Association Second-Team Selection in 2010, Roth boasts a 3.93 career ERA with 128 strikeouts to go along with a 13-9 record at UNC-Wilmington. During a phenomenal junior season, Roth led UNCW with a 7-4 record, a 2.98 ERA and tied for second in the CAA with seven wins, winning five straight decisions at one point.
The 6’1” lefty was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and a Ping Baseball Freshman All-American in 2008 after not allowing an earned run in his first 21 innings of collegiate action. Roth also garnered CAA Rookie of the Year Honors and a spot on the CAA All-Freshman Team for his work out of the bullpen in 2008.
After missing significant time in 2009 with shoulder tenderness, Roth excelled in the premier collegiate summer league with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League. Roth helped Bourne win the Cape Championship with a 3-2 record and a 3.45 ERA in 13 appearances, striking out 22 in 31.1 innings.
A Second-Team All-State Selection for Virginia power Denbigh High School, Roth was a four-year starter and named Peninsula Conference Player-of-the-Year as a senior. Roth also earned All-Region and All-District honors as a sophomore, junior and again as a senior.