Washington, District Of Columbia -
WASHINGTON D.C. (KNWA) - Bills took a back seat and bats got cracking for the annual softball game between Senator John Boozman's Boozemen and the Naturals led by Senator Mark Pryor.
Boozmen pitcher Jimmy Jarris says the team has a lot on the line this year.
"We're going for that four-peat. I'm excited to lead Senator's Boozman's team against Mark Pryor's," Jarris said.
"They've beaten us for the past couple of years, but so far, so good. I'm optimistic we're gonna come out on top this year," said Andy York, Sen. Pryor's chief of staff.
Despite the fierce rivalry between the players, the managers say they're proud of their teams' efforts in the office and on the field.
"Oh, I'm very proud. This is a big day today. This is like playing Alabama in football," said Boozman.
"I really do have a great staff," Pryor said. "A lot of dedicated young people, both in D.C. and in Arkansas."
"You know you got the Washington Monument right here, you got the Capitol right there. You gotta kind of wonder what our founding fathers thought that anyone would ever be playing softball out here on the mall," Pryor said.
Senator Boozman's team made it a four-peat. They won it in a nailbiter, 15 to 14, taking home the golden Razorback trophy.
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