Press beats lawmakers 11-8 in softball charity game

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Berzizenski also were at the game.

“Certainly we are all competitive or we wouldn’t be in Congress,” Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) said before the game.

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The team of lawmakers, led by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), was hoping to avenge last year’s 13-10 defeat.

The most impressive play of the evening was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) hit to the outfield that brought two runners home and gave the members an early 2-0 lead. Gillibrand also pitched for the lawmakers; after her hit her young son could be heard yelling “Go Mommy!”

The annual game is held to raise funds for the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that provides support to young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Since the inaugural game in 2008, the organization has raised $200,000.

During Wednesday’s game, the group received a $5,000 anonymous donation in addition to the money raised through ticket sales.


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