Williams, GOP team returns to shooting scene

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Congressman Roger Williams, whose district includes Fort Hood, joined other members of the Republican Congressional Baseball Team in returning for the first time to a baseball field where a sniper injured several, some seriously in an attack during a practice June 14, 2017.

Williams, who coaches the team, sustained an injury that day.

Zack Barth, legislative assistant for Williams, who was shot in the leg that day, also returned to the field with the rest of the team.

Barth, along with other aides, attends practices and assists the members of the team.

“The events of June 14 are still fresh in all of our minds, but getting back to practice is something the group needed,” said Barth. “I am excited to be helping the team again this year and am looking forward to a Republican win.”

“Despite the horrific event that took place just 10 months ago, it was comforting to be back on that field with my teammates for the first time,” said Rep. Williams. “As coach, I knew we had to go back there and show the world that we are strong, and that we will not be succumbed to fear. We’ve got a lot of work to do before the game, but I’m confident that we’ll pull out a win against the Democrats this year.”


The 2018 Congressional Baseball Game will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Nationals Park.

Right now, the record shows: 40 Democrats – 39 Republicans – 1 Tie.

The proceeds of the game go to charity.

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