Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who was injured while responding to the shooting during a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria last week, threw out the first pitch before the Congressional Women’s Softball Game on Wednesday, June 21.
She appeared in a wheelchair and was greeted with applause as she tossed the pitch to home plate. Griner, who was in US Rep. Steve Scalise’s security detail, was shot in the ankle as she defended Republican Congress members during the shooting.
A moment of silence was held for Scalise and others injured in the shooting before the game. The Republican majority whip was shot in the hip and was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital. His condition was upgraded to fair condition on Wednesday.
The game pitted female members of Congress against the women reporters who cover them, who called themselves The Bad News Babes. The Bad News Babes won the game 2-1. Credit: Congresswoman Norma Torres via Storyful