Proud Georgetown Hoya and Gate City legend, Mac McClung, traveled a handful of miles from his Virginia hometown to Kingsport, Tennessee to throw out a ceremonial first pitch for a Mets minor-league affiliate.
WJHL out of Johnson City, Tennessee, covered the ceremony and got footage of the high heat.
The announcement is pretty low-key, likely to appease the NCAA’s rules, but McClung is easily still a major-league hero in those parts of the country (ahead of his sophomore campaign for national recognition and honors).
FANS: join us tomorrow evening as we open our final homestand of the season with a special first pitch. Mac McClung is scheduled to attend and throw out the first pitch as part of a pregame ceremony where we honor the Gate City native. #LGKM pic.twitter.com/F9ZzvDHgKW— Kingsport Mets (@Kingsport_Mets) August 22, 2019
A few lucky attendees scored some photos with McClung in his sweet Georgetown polo shirt.
Quick stop before football at Hunter Wright Stadium to see Mac McClung throw out the first pitch for the Kingsport Mets, you will hear from him tonight on Touchdown Friday Night! #WJHLTDFN pic.twitter.com/1q1Pp6QX8q— David McAvoy (@DavidMcAvoyWJHL) August 23, 2019
We had a blast watching the @Kingsport_Mets on Friday night ⚾️⚾️⚾️ And even ran into local legend and Georgetown standout Mac McClung pic.twitter.com/uDeGgqTa0O— Brandi Parsons (@BrandiParsons16) August 25, 2019
A few new videos of McClung have popped up: