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Posted April 30, 2010 at 3:50pm

Softball season brings a great opportunity to bond on and off the field with your co-workers. At the same time, many Capitol Hill bars are rolling out specials exclusive to softball teams, making it cheaper than ever to throw a few back and still stay under budget.

So grab your mitt and jersey and hit up these local haunts for cheap food and beer.

The Pour House (319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), a sponsor of the Congressional Softball League, will be dishing out discounts for all softball teams. Those who drop by the bar after a game can drink $10 pitchers of Bud Light and Miller Lite or $3 cans of beer. Food specials are also available for those who work up an appetite on the field. Players can choose from nachos, mozzarella sticks, wings, pierogies and pretzels for $5 each.

Next door to the Pour House, the Hawk ‘n’ Dove (329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will be serving softball players a pizza and a pitcher of beer for $11.95. The special is available to all leagues on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

“If they come in and they smell like they’ve been playing baseball, they’re entitled to it,” manager Paul Meagher said.

Bud Light and Miller Lite pitchers will also be available for $8.95, with the sixth pitcher on the house.

Down the street, Capitol Lounge (231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will also have a wide variety of specials. The bar is an official sponsor of the House Softball League and features a food menu for those in the league.

The menu consists of 12 items, including buckets of popcorn for $6, as well as warm pretzels and dipping sauce for $6. The bar will also sell $3 Yuengling, Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime and Bud Light Golden Wheat Ale. $12 pitchers will also be available.

Trusty’s (1420 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) may be located a bit farther from the National Mall, but that doesn’t mean the bar isn’t getting into the softball spirit. This small dive will be offering $10 Bud Light pitchers to all softball teams.