Greater St. Louis, Inc. is bringing together legislative leaders from Missouri and Illinois for the 2022 Bi-State Softball Showdown, which will celebrate the bi-state, bipartisan cooperation that makes the St. Louis metro strong. The game will take place Monday, August 8, on the field at Busch Stadium. To kick things off, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
“Even though one team will be in the field while the other is at bat, they are both the home team to us,” said GSL CEO Jason Hall. “St. Louis is incredibly lucky to have such a strong bi-state, bipartisan delegation that works together to drive pro-growth policy in Springfield and Jefferson City, and we want to take a moment to celebrate their efforts to move our metro forward.”
Team captains Rep. Jay Hoffman of Illinois and Rep. Dean Plocher of Missouri have released their rosters and both teams promise a fun evening of competitive, but friendly, play. In addition to Hoffman, Team Illinois will be led by Honorary Captains Rep. John D’Amico and Speaker Emanuel Chris Welch. Joining Plocher to lead Team Missouri will be Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, who will serve as an Honorary Captain. Full rosters are below.
Team Illinois: Rep. Jamie Andrade, Jr., Sen. Omar Aquino, Rep. Avery Bourne, Rep. Kam Buckner, Rep. Tim Butler, Rep. Anthony DeLuca, Rep. LaToya Greenwood, Rep. Brad Halbrook, Rep. Sonya Harper, Sen. Mattie Hunter, Rep. Fran Hurley, Sen. Adriane Johnson, Rep. Mike Kelly, Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, Rep. Camille Lilly, Sen. Steve McClure, Rep. Martin McLaughlin, Rep. Cyril Nichols, Sen. Jason Plummer, Rep. Bob Rita, Rep. Dave Severin, Rep. Katie Stuart, Sen. Dave Syverson, Rep. Jawaharial Omar Williams, Rep. Patrick Windhorst, Rep. Lance Yednock, and Rep. Michael Zalewski.
Team Missouri: Rep. Marlon Anderson, Rep. LaKeySha Bosley, Sen. Justin Brown, Rep. Ron Copeland, Rep. Rick Francis, Rep. Kurtis Gregory, Rep. Mike Henderson, Rep. Hannah Kelly, Rep. Tracy McCreery, Rep. Jay Mosley, Sen. Caleb Rowden, Rep. Mark Sharp, Rep. Cody Smith, and Rep. Lisa Thomas.