GOP Wins Trophy in Nail-Biter

Posted July 17, 2008 at 11:10pm

It wasn’t as easy as in years past, but Republicans continued their baseball dominance Thursday night at Nationals Park, coming from behind for an 11-10 walk-off win to sweep the best-of-five series and retire yet another coveted Roll Call trophy.

Rep. Adam Putnam (Fla.) scored the game-winner for the Republicans on a throwing error by Rep. Christopher Murphy (Conn.), the Democrats’ catcher, who was trying for a game-ending double play.

“The Democrats deserved to win the game,” said Rep. Zach Wamp (Tenn.), the Republican shortstop who had two hits and two walks. “I’ve played for 12 years, and this was the best baseball game I’ve played in.”

For complete coverage, see Monday’s Roll Call.