Press prevails over Congress on the diamond

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- The Democratic and Republican women of Congress team-up to try to take-down the media, but once again, come up short.

The women of the press top the ladies of Congress in the 11th annual softball game. (Source: Gray DC)

Wednesday night, women of the D.C. press corps took on female lawmakers in the 11th annual softball game.

This year, the competition raised $365,000 for a charity devoted to screening for cancer, fighting back, and helping survivors.

Lawmakers said the game is a nice break from politics-as-usual and helps build camaraderie on the field and across the aisle on Capitol Hill.

As for the game – for the fourth year in a row – the press cruised to victory. The Bad News Babes got the bats rolling early, and held off a Congressional comeback, winning 10-4.

Gretchen Frazee won M.V.P. for the press, while West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) took home the Congressional honor.

You can watch our pre-game interviews with Sen. Capito, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (R-AZ) in the video tab above.

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