Wichita State baseball celebrates Mother's Day with senior mothers

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Before Sunday's game against East Carolina, each of the four Wichita State senior moms took to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to their sons.

"It's very special, I think ever since Jordan was four we have spent every mothers day at the ball park so it is the perfect place for us to be," said Susie Boyer. "I think we were all a little worried about getting it to our kids and making them look good and not getting them hurt by not throwing it behind them but it was fun," she added.

Each mom says baseball has been an important part of their families lives, and that they are thankful for all the sport has taught their sons.

"Baseball has taught him a lot about life, the joy and the heartache it is awesome," added Carmen O'Brien.

Jacque McGinness and Mindy Ritter say Mother's Day was the perfect place to watch their son's do what they love most. They say there is no place they would rather be.

"We have been watching him play baseball since he was five-years-old. It is just pretty darn sweet," said McGinness.

Ritter echoed the statement saying, "There are not words to describe that, to be able to watch your child excel at something they love on mother's day, there is no better gift."