(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

When Jennifer LaRoche, Jill Hairston and Chelsey spoke to Dan about the Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic, Desmond joked that she taught her husband everything he knows. On Sunday, she backed up those words.

Desmond, who paid homage to her husband by wearing a fake mustache in her game bio, earned accolades with a web gem at short stop.




Not everyone was lucky enough to be asked to play. Teddy was in attendance, and passed the time by petting pigeons.

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Drake LaRoche, in full gear in case he was needed, was on hand to cheer on mom Jennifer.

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Here are a few more shots from the game, which raised awareness for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team. Some proceeds from the game tickets also went to the team.

U.S. Army’s Greg Reynolds, an amputee of the left arm forequarter, discards his glove after fielding the ball, then using his right hand to throw the ball during the third annual Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Chelsey Desmond, wife of Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, runs to cover second base as U.S. Air Force’s Mike Dreyer, with a artificial leg below the right knee, heads for third base. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Marine Zach Briseno, with two artificial legs below the knee, prepares to tag out Sakina Jaffrey, an actress on “House of Cards.” (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Marine Spanky Gibson, an amputee above the left knee, gets a base hit. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)