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Mia Love to join GOP men's congressional baseball team

Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LovePoll: McAdams neck and neck with GOP challenger in Utah Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary The Hill's Campaign Report: The political heavyweights in Tuesday's primary fights MORE (R-Utah) will be the only woman on the Republican men’s congressional baseball team when it faces the Democrats on June 14.

Love appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning to discuss joining the GOP roster for the annual game.

The 42-year-old, who will be playing second base, joked that she would be “doing a lot of the running because those guys need a someone who is a little faster to run around the bases.”

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House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats Cedric Richmond's next move: 'Sky's the limit' if Biden wins MORE (R-La.), who normally plays second base, was shot along with four others last year during a Republican team practice in Alexandria, Va., when a gunman opened fire.

Love said this year’s game will be a “celebration.”

“It’s going to be a celebration of survival,” Love said. “They didn’t take my friend Scalise out.”

The Democrats feature a roster that includes two female California lawmakers, Reps. Nanette Diaz Barragan and Linda SanchezLinda Teresa SánchezBottom line Dozens of Democrats plan to vote remotely in a first for the House Five things to watch for at this year's Oscars MORE.

Sanchez, however, will not be playing this year because she broke her hand over the recess, her spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. It will be only the second game she has missed in 15 years.

The Democrats defeated the GOP last year 11-2, but gave the winners' trophy to Scalise to keep in his office during his recovery.