Stephanie Wapenski is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. Thankfully it did not come to that when she was struck by a foul ball during the Red Sox vs. Yankees game at Fenway Park.
The 36-year-old new mother and Branford resident was at the game on Friday night, sitting along the third baseline when a foul ball flew into the stands, striking Wapenski in the head.
Wapenski, who is originally from Taunton, Massachusetts said she has been to Fenway over a hundred times and nothing like this has ever happened. She even became engaged during a game at the park last year. Her fiance, Matt Faenza, proposed to her via a message on the big screen in center field.
People posted photos on social media of a large crowd around Wapenski once she was struck. Fans handed her balled up t-shirts and an ice pack and she was able to leave the seats under her own power. She was taken to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she received 35 - 40 stitches in her forehead.
Wapenski was released from the hospital on Saturday morning and returned home to Branford. The Red Sox organization sent her flowers and wished her well.