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Members Best Bad News Babes at 6th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game

20140618_200438_3Wednesday night near Eastern Market, women members of Congress and the press who cover them gathered for the sixth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Highlights of the evening: A 10-5 win for the Members over the Bad News Babes, if you were rooting for those elected. $175k raised for the Young Survival Coalition. A first pitch thrown by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords alongside friends Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gifford’s Tweet to 50 Cent saying, “bet you my first pitch will be better than yours was!” Roll Call’s Abby Livingston named MVP for the press team. House Speaker John A. Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ‘in the house.’

Lowlights: ‘Feel like’ temperatures of 99* and 95* in the 7 and 8 pm hours last night, respectively. No air conditioning. A third inning injury for Schultz. The temperature.

After the jump is a rundown of the evening, as told on Twitter.

Congressional Roster
Captains: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D, FL-23), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R, WV-2), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Team: Rep. Joyce Beatty (D, OH-3), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D, IL-17), Rep. Kathy Castor (D, FL-14), Rep. Katherine Clark (D, MA-5), Rep. Donna Edwards (D, MD-4), Rep. Renee Ellmers (R, NC-2), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D, HI-2), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R, WA-3), Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D, AZ-1), Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D NM-1), Rep. Grace Napolitano (D, CA-32), Rep. Kristi Noem (R, SD – At Large), Rep. Martha Roby (R, AL-2), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, FL-27), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ-9)
Coaches: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D, CO-7), Tori BarnesJim KileyNatalie Buchanan

Bad News Babes Roster
Captains: POLITICO’s Carrie Budoff Brown, CNN’s Brianna KeilarAmy Walter of Cook Political Report
Team: Roll Call’s Christina Bellantoni and Abby LivingstonWaPo’s Jackie Kucinich, NYTimes‘ Jill AgostinoEmmarie Huetteman, and Carolyn Ryan, Huff Post’s Jennifer Bendery and Elise Foley, CNN’s Leigh Ann Caldwell and Lisa Desjardins, Real Clear Politics’ Caitlin Huey Burns, NBC’s Kasie Hunt and Shawna Thomas, CBS’ Jill Jackson, ABC News’ Sara Just, NPR’s Tamara KeithChicago Sun Times‘ Lynn Sweet
Captain Emeritus: CNN’s Dana Bash
Coaches: AP’s David Espo, NYTimes‘ Carl Hulse, NBC’s Frank Thorp
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