"Everybody yelled 'He's got a gun, run for cover!' We were sitting ducks we had nothing to fight back with but bat", he said.
The Associated Press reported the gunman had first fired shots at Mississippi Republican congressman Trent Kelly and missed before shooting Steve Scalise of Louisiana. "I would hope that Nats stadium could be full ..."
Hodgkinson died from injuries sustained in a firefight with police.
Williams arrived at a news conference in Washington using crutches and said he would be returning to Texas later this week for further treatment. There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America, but in this case, with Officers Griner and Bailey, we saw what is right with America.
Many political leaders said an attack on one of them is an attack on them all and this attack will not stop them from coming together this year.
"Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention", his office said in a statement shortly after the shooting.
So who is Zack Barth, the Congressional staffer who was shot today?
"Having a physician there on the field with us was extremely important, and the comfort he gave to Steve Scalise, telling him everything was going to be OK", Brooks said in the interview on GMA, alongside Wenstrup.
"All the time (Barth) was bleeding and we were under fire - he was texting", Williams said.
"There's not much scheduling going on up here at 6:30 in the morning, so in terms of practice, there's no excuses", freshman Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall, a Republican, told Roll Call in a preview piece on the game. "He held me. I held him".
Members of Congress are still set to play ball on Thursday as the charity event will go forward as planned.
In addition to Barth, two law enforcement officers, one Congressional representative, and the shooter were the only ones injured. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., removed his belt, which Williams used as a tourniquet to stanch the bleeding from Barth's leg wound. We are thinking of Zack and all of the victims, wishing them speedy recoveries.
In the run-up to the game, which is scheduled to be played tomorrow at Nationals Park, both sides - Republicans and Democrats - hold early-morning practices in neighborhoods around Washington.
A congressional aide from Houston was among those injured at a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia that targeted GOP lawmakers on Wednesday.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee said he passed the shooter on his way into the dugout to hide.
"When you have group of congressmen in one group, we ought to study that in terms of security. That is something that we all need to work on".