For better or worse: marriage vows, then NCAA baseball

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One happy couple got more than they hoped for on their wedding day — the chance to watch South Carolina play in the NCAA Tournament’s super regional.

Justin Kata and Kelsey Kata were married in Columbia on Saturday and with hours to kill before the reception, the two chose to watch an inning of the Gamecocks baseball game with Oklahoma State on the concourse in right-center field.

Justin Kata was a former swimmer at South Carolina while Kelsey Kata ran track for the Gamecocks.

The two, bride in her wedding gown and groom in his tux, stood against the metal railing near the South Carolina bullpen during the fourth inning for about 20 minutes until they had to lead.

Said Kata: “We wouldn’t have missed it.”

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