LSU officials say the university sent t-shirts, hats, towels, and other items for congressional members to wear for the game to show support for Scalise.
He underwent another surgery today at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the statement adds, and his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.
Now, Sava said he feels "a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic" about the outcome of Scalise's treatment.
Salva said he expects Scalise to remain in the hospital for a considerable length of time, presumably weeks, and will need to undergo further operations.
According to the doctors, the main concern for Scalise at this point is making sure he does not have an infection.
Rep. Mo Brooks: "I heard Steve Scalise scream". After Scalise was shot in the hip, the bullet traveled through his pelvis, fractured bones and injured internal organs. Griner was in good condition "and in good spirits", Sava said.
Duncan found that memory hard to shake Thursday night as he stood in for Scalise at second base.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise" on Thursday. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said.
Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre presented the game ball to Capitol Police special agent David Bailey, who came out on the field on crutches after being injured in Wednesday's shooting, to throw out the first pitch to huge applause.
"After he leaves the hospital, he will require a period of healing and of rehabilitation".
President Donald Trump is calling for unity in a video message to the Congressional Baseball game, telling the Republican and Democratic competitors "we are here to serve this nation we love and the people who call it home".
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise looks like he will make an "excellent recovery", doctors say - but that wasn't always the case.
Members of the U.S. Capitol Police engaged in a shootout with the assailant on Wednesday, and lawmakers said their presence probably prevented many deaths.
James T. Hodgkinson, 66, allegedly opened fire on a Congressional baseball team as Republicans were practicing for an annual game to be played at Nationals Park Thursday.
Republicans and Democrats joined in a spirited, friendly rivalry Thursday at their annual Congressional Baseball game, many fresh from the penetrating horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier and all playing in honor of their grievously wounded colleague. He hit Steve Scalise", Barton said, "Scalise's security detail and the Capitol Hill police immediately returned fire, and Alexandria Police also immediately came and began to return fire. "He clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said.
Should Scalise's recovery go smoothly, Sava said he didn't see Scalise's injuries stopping him from returning to his job.