Cotton team claims softball golden hog
WASHINGTON — In the battle for softball supremacy, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s office topped U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s squad this year.
The Dardanelle Republican’s Sand Lizards defeated the Rogers Republican’s team — Booze Your Daddy — by a score of 14-12 Wednesday.
Afterward, Boozman surrendered the gold-colored hog-head trophy that was up for grabs, handing it to Sand Lizards pitcher and legislative assistant Alex Hanson.
The loss, on the National Mall, broke Booze Your Daddy’s six-year winning streak.
“This is tough this year. They’ve got a very good team,” Boozman said, as his squad battled, in vain, to catch up.
Win or lose, the event is always enjoyable, he said.
“You stand here, you look at the Washington Monument on one end and the Capitol on the other, and it’s just special being out here.
Cotton, who had unveiled immigration legislation earlier in the day, wasn’t there to witness the victory, but he was pleased with the outcome.
“I am proud of the Cotton office Sand Lizards for their first win in the battle of the golden razorback,” he said in a written statement. “I’m confident they have many more wins ahead of them.”
U.S. Sen. John Boozman presents the hog-head trophy to Alex Hanson, pitcher for U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s winning team.