Saturday, July 19, 2008

Gingrey Helps GOP to 11-10 Win in Charity Congressional Baseball Game

In one of the closest games in recent Congressional history, Republican and Democrat Members of Congress faced off last night in the 47th Annual Congressional Baseball Game -- a charity game held at the brand new Nationals Park, home to the Washington Nationals.
Republicans defeated the Democrats 11-10 to take home the coveted Roll Call Trophy for the eighth consecutive year. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) wore the #11 Shorter College uniform.

The game was back and forth early, with the score notched at four apiece as Republicans came to bat in the bottom of the sixth. Rep. Gingrey stepped in as a pinch hitter and reached first base on a fielder’s choice to keep the rally alive. His run would eventually score as the Republicans tacked on four runs in the sixth to take a large lead into the seventh and final inning.
The Dems battled back in the 7th, scoring six runs, but could not fend off late inning heroics from the GOP in their final at bat.

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