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Congressional Women's softball: Press 13, Lawmakers 10. Lynn Sweet on base

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Bad News Babes and Congressional Women's teams. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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Lynn Sweet at the game (photo by Jeff Malet)

WASHINGTON--The Bad News Babes--my softball team of female reporters--beat the House and Senate women's team 13-10 Wednesday night with aggressive hitting and awesome baserunning.

In my three at-bats, I hit a single; walked in a run courtesy of pitcher Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y) and then struck out.

The victory came following days of 7 a.m. practices with a special Sunday edition a few weeks ago plus serious Saturday morning slow-pitch batting cage work. Many thanks to my captains, coaches and team manager.

The game benefited the Young Survival Coalition, an organization assisting women battling breast cancer.

From CNN: "Alas, the late rally Wednesday evening by the Congressional women's softball team - and another at the bottom of the seventh to round out regulation - wasn't enough to overcome their rivals: journalists who spend their days covering the Capitol.

"The "Bad News Babes," as the journalists called themselves, bested Congress 13-10 in a game that was a near blowout for most of the evening."

Washington Post story is HERE

CNN story is HERE

C-SPAN clip HERE of Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fl), on House floor Thursday morning, speaking about the women's House/Senate GOP/Democrat congressional team heartbreaking loss. She graciously congratulated the Bad News Babes.

The lawmakers beat the press 5-4 in 2011. My post on that game is HERE.

Bad News Babes

Captain Emeritus Dana Bash, CNN
Christina Bellantoni, PBS Newshour
Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post
Jessica Brady, Roll Call
Captain Emeritus -Carrie Budoff Brown, Politico
Leigh Ann Caldwell, CBS News
Christina Capatides, ABC News
Elise Foley, The Huffington Post
Caroline Horn, CBS News
Kasie Hunt, AP
Jill Jackson, CBS News
Captain-Brianna Keilar, CNN
Stephanie Kotuby, CNN
Jackie Kucinich, USA Today
Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg
Captain - Abby Livingston, Roll Call
Emily Pierce, Roll Call
Gregory Simmons, ABC News
Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post
Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times
Jessica Taylor, Rothenberg Report
Shawna Thomas, NBC
Karen Travers, ABC News
Captain - Amy Walter, ABC News

David Espo, AP
Carl Hulse, NY Times

Members Team

Captain - Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Rep. Kathy Castor
Rep. Susan Davis
Rep. Donna Edwards
Captain- Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
Captain - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Sen. Kay Hagan
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa
Rep. Kathy Hochul
Rep. Grace Napolitano
Rep. Laura Richardson
Rep. Martha Roby
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Rep. Linda Sanchez
Rep. Jean Schmidt
Rep. Betty Sutton
Captain- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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