On June 25, 2007 The Republicans win their 7th straight congressional baseball contest. A 5 – 2 affair, it is much closer than the prior year’s contest, as the Democrats add nine freshman players. Jason Altimore (PA) is sidelined by a torn hamstring, while Heath Shuler (NC), a former NFL player, disappoints with an oh-fer game. Joe Baca (CA) tosses a solid game but five errors and four runs in the 3rd give this one to the Republicans, whose rally begins with a triple by Bill Shuster (PA). Mike Doyle (PA) coaches the Democrats for a second straight year; he is a former two-time MVP of the event for the Dems. The event raises between $75,000 and $100,000 for the Washington Literacy Council and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington.