Softball: Susan Davis Gets Stitches, Likely Out for Season

Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:48pm

Rep. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif., injured her hand so severely last week at softball practice that her ability to play in her team’s big game on June 26 is in question.

The injury, sources say, was a bit of a freak accident. It occurred when she was taking batting practice from one of the team’s coaches. She now sports six stitches in her right hand.

Davis is a part of the female members’ team that takes on a team of female Washington reporters each June. The fierce rivalry raises money for the Young Survival Coalition, a breast cancer charity.

“My staff is proud that I have my first sports injury,” Davis said through a spokesman on Tuesday. “I look forward to seeing the new members of Congress take on the press this June.”

Tickets for the game can be purchased here. The team rosters can be viewed here.

Disclosure: The author of this post is a co-captain of the Bad News Babes, the press team.