OMAHA (KPTM) - It's usually a play in baseball that doesn't get a lot of attention that is unless the ball is inches away from a homerun. Although some foul balls have been extremely dangerous.
On Sunday, one College World Series fan had a foul ball head right in her direction. She used her arm to protect her face. The ball hit her arm so hard it caused a wound to open up.
Wynia's daughter, Holly Hurrell said, "It just broke the skin wide open."
"[I was] petrified, I think I had to have a reaction of some kind to get it away from my face," Wynia said.
Wynia was taken to the hospital where doctors stitched her up.
"She is a trooper, I think I would have been passed out at that point," Hurrell said.
26 stitches later, 84-year-old Helen Wynia headed back to T-D Ameritrade Park on Thursday hoping to this time catch the foul ball.
When CWS officials heard about how Wynia was hit by the ball they offered her free tickets to the Wildcats game on Thursday. The seats were right behind home plate.
"Oh man, we can see them slide into home plate," Wynia said.
On Thursday Wynia still had the foul ball in her purse. Robert Refsnyder, the player who hit the foul ball, signed it after the game for Wynia.
It is a small token to remember Wynia's very first CWS game.
"It was a good game and it was a good night," she said.
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