Mississippi State fan learns baseball by learning to keep score

Starkville resident Mary See has found her passion for baseball by learning to keep score of the game.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 9:39 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2019 6:38 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (WTVA) - Starkville residents Steve and Mary See love baseball.  The See's love Mississippi State baseball, and are excited to be in Omaha for the College World Series.

It wasn't always this way. 

"She knew nothing about baseball when I took her (Mary See) to the first State game," said Steve See.  "She was getting so tense and so wrapped up with emotion trying to keep up with what was going on in the game."

"I say a lady across the way in the 'old Dude' scoring," said Mary See.  "I went over and she showed my how to score.  She said, 'Don't worry, everybody's scoring language is different.'  I bought a couple of books, and I read up, and I started scoring."

Mary See says scoring a game gives her a more relaxing way to follow and watch a game.  It's also boosted her knowledge of the game.

"I keep up with pitch counts," said Mary See.  "A lot of times the guys and gals around me will say, 'what's the pitch count?'  Well all discuss that, and we'll all wonder can this pitcher go for another inning or two?"

Mary likes to challenge herself by trying new things each season.  For the 2019 season, she has been keeping up with errors.

"I hate it when our guys make errors, but it happens," said Mary See.

Mary See says she's still trying to score the bottom of the ninth inning in Sunday's 5-4 win over Auburn.

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