Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Casey, Toomey Teams Take Field with Increased Security

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Casey, Toomey Teams Take Field with Increased Security

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WASHINGTON - Bob Casey's team was no match for Pat Toomey's in the annual game that pits the two U.S. senators' staffs against each other for a little bit of softball and a lot of spirited rivalry.

Hit It Toomey beat Penn Is Mighter, 23-11, before a larger than usual crowd, thanks to the presence of at least eight Capitol police officers who watched for the duration. Half positioned themselves about 100 yards from first base and the rest were directly behind home plate on the National Mall, where one officer caught a foul ball that otherwise might have hit his cruiser.

Although police are a regular presence on the National Mall, security was noticeably tighter for the softball game because of last month's shooting that critically wounded U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., during the Republican team's practice for the annual congressional baseball game. …

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