McKeivier excited to coach All-StarsPublished 12:01am Thursday, May 17, 2012
NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School head coach Hunter McKeivier will get to send his pitcher Jake Brumfield to the mound one more time.
McKeivier will serve as the head coach for the MAIS Classes AA and AAA South All-Star team May 25 in Jackson. For McKeivier, the chance to coach several local players, including one of his own, will be a great opportunity, he said.
“We have five kids from the Miss-Lou: Brumfield, Jake Winston and the three Centreville kids,” McKeivier said.
“Just about every single (player) on the team will get to play ball at the next level. It’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime team, as far as talent. I just have to figure out who to play where and who to pitch when.”
For McKeivier, missing ACCS’s graduation May 25 was an easy decision. For his pitcher, Brumfield, McKeivier said the decision was a little tougher.
“It was an opportunity to play that Jake didn’t want to pass up,” McKeivier said. “I played in this game 12 years ago, and although it was a tough decision, it was a decision I also would have made.”
Being selected as head coach of an All-Star team is a great honor for McKeivier, he said.
“It’s a privilege I don’t want to turn down,” McKeivier said. “It’s one more game with Jake, and I’m sure it will be a fun experience.”