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History of the 108-year-old Congressional Baseball Game linked to Va. shooting – ABC News

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rep. Steve Scalise was shot this morning practicing for a charity event in Washington, D.C., that’s more than a baseball game: The 108-year tradition has become a lasting symbol of congressional bipartisanship and camaraderie even when the nation has endured conflict and change. The annual Congressional Baseball Game (Republicans vs. Democrats) is scheduled for Thursday evening at Nationals Park with the first pitch thrown shortly after 7 p.m. ET, a…

Shooting at congressional baseball practice reignites gun debate – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Multiple shots reportedly fired by gunman at GOP congressional baseball practice. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among several people shot. USA TODAY Crime scene investigators search for evidence at the scene of the shooting in Alexandria, Va., on June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot during a congressional baseball practice.(Photo: Cliff Owen, AP) WASHINGTON — The shooting that…

What we know about the Congress baseball practice shooter – VICE News

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old from Belleville, Illinois, has been identified as the suspect in the shooting of a Republican congressman and several others at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, early Wednesday morning. He died from injuries suffered at the scene, according a statement by President Trump. In a televised statement from the White House shortly before noon, Trump praised the “heroic actions” of the Capitol Police at the scene and…

Steve Scalise Among 5 Shot at Baseball Field; Suspect Is Dead – New York Times

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Assailant who shot GOP lawmaker had history of criminal run-ins – ABC News

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The man who allegedly opened fire at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia had a number of run-ins with the law prior to today’s incident. Multiple law enforcement sources have identified the alleged shooter as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. President Trump said this morning that the assailant had died in the hospital from wounds sustained in a shootout with police. In March Hodgkinson met with sheriff deputies…

House majority whip, several others, shot at congressional baseball practice – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The gunman, a white man with dark hair and wearing a blue shirt, could be seen standing with a rifle as he began shooting, Flake said. “Fifty would be an understatement,” Flake said, referring to the number of shots. Scalise, 51, the third-ranking Republican in the House, was standing on second base, fielding balls during batting practice when the shooting began, Flake said.  “We climbed into the dugout” to shelter and treat…

Virginia Shooting Witness: ‘It Was a Firefight’ on Baseball Field – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — One minute it was a sunny morning in Virginia. The next it was a war zone. It took just seconds for an intruder armed with a high-powered rifle to turn a field where a group of Republican lawmakers had been playing baseball Wednesday morning into a shooting gallery. “It was a firefight,” an eyewitness named Scott told NBC News. “There’s no other way to describe it.” Play…

Congressional Baseball Game Carries Long Tradition, Raises Money for Charity – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Congressional baseball practice turned alarming and then grim on Wednesday after a gunman opened fire on Republicans, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and at least four others. The lawmakers were practicing for an annual game set to take place Thursday at Nationals Park. Arizona Rep. Martha McSally said the game will go on as scheduled Thursday, an announcement that she said received a standing ovation from lawmakers during a…

Gunman Opens Fire During Baseball Practice For Republican Members Of Congress – NPR

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A police officer stands guard near the scene of a shooting Wednesday morning during a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., just south of Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images A police officer stands guard near the scene of a shooting Wednesday morning during a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., just south of Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images Updated at 9…

Updates: Shooting at congressional baseball practice in Virginia – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in a statement on the shooting Wednesday, issued a statement decrying the burst of violence in Alexandria. “While the details are still unfolding, it is clear that another tragedy has occurred in our nation,” Dan  Gross, the Brady Campaign president, said in the statement. Our thoughts are with those who have been shot and with their loved ones, and we commend the heroic…

Ballard’s Adell named Mr. Baseball; All-State teams set – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Buy Photo Ballard’s Jo Adell. June 9, 2017(Photo: By Michael Clevenger, C-J)Buy Photo Ballard High School product Jo Adell, who was selected in the first round of Monday’s MLB draft, has been named 2017 Mr. Baseball by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. Adell batted .562 with 25 home runs, 61 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 53 runs scored as the Bruins finished with a 23-12 record. The center fielder also…

Ballard’s Adell named Mr. Baseball; All-State teams set – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Buy Photo Ballard’s Jo Adell. June 9, 2017(Photo: By Michael Clevenger, C-J)Buy Photo Ballard High School product Jo Adell, who was selected in the first round of Monday’s MLB draft, has been named 2017 Mr. Baseball by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. Adell batted .562 with 25 home runs, 61 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 53 runs scored as the Bruins finished with a 23-12 record. The center fielder also…

Baseball Capsules – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Clayton Kershaw extended his unbeaten string and rookie Cody Bellinger hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning off Andrew Miller that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Kershaw (9-2) allowed two runs in seven innings and has not lost in his last eight starts. The left-hander gave up a run in the third on Michael…

UVa baseball draftees continue to pile up – Roanoke Times

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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LSU baseball: Tigers plan to start Alex Lange on Saturday vs. Florida State – SECcountry.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU baseball team will go with its ace to open the College World Series. Junior right-hander and Chicago Cubs first-round pick Alex Lange will start the LSU baseball team’s first game of the College World Series on Saturday when the Tigers take on Florida State at 7 p.m. CT. This will be the second start of Lange’s College World Series career, after a complete game win…

Ballard’s Adell named Mr. Baseball; All-State teams set – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Buy Photo Ballard’s Jo Adell. June 9, 2017(Photo: By Michael Clevenger, C-J)Buy Photo Ballard High School product Jo Adell, who was selected in the first round of Monday’s MLB draft, has been named 2017 Mr. Baseball by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. Adell batted .562 with 25 home runs, 61 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 53 runs scored as the Bruins finished with a 23-12 record. The center fielder also…

2017 MLB Draft Grades: Round 1 Results and Scores for Each Baseball Team – Bleacher Report

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Julio Cortez/Associated Press There’s still a lot of work to be done by all 30 teams in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, but Monday night’s first round finally offered an opportunity to analyze what clubs were thinking for their future.  The Minnesota Twins got things started by selecting California high school shortstop Royce Lewis first overall. In a year with a lot of question marks, even at the top…

Baseball league renames award in memory of Penn State frat pledge who died after fall – ABC News

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A youth baseball league in New Jersey has renamed its sportsmanship award in honor of Penn State sophomore Tim Piazza, who died in February after he was fatally injured at a Penn State fraternity house. The Readington Township Junior Baseball League’s award is honoring Piazza, 19, as he was from Readington Township and played baseball there. Kate Richardson Photography The Readington Township, New Jersey, Junior Baseball League renamed its sportsmanship…

Florida baseball team to hand out free pregnancy tests for Father’s Day – Fox News

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A minor league baseball team in Florida is planning on giving out pregnancy tests during a game on Thursday as part of a unique Father’s Day promotion. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have added a second promotion to the usual Thirsty Thursday celebration. The team is calling it the “You Might Be a Father” promotion, which comes with a free pregnancy test. FORMER PRESIDENT OF PANAMA ARRESTED IN FLORIDA…