The Pendleton High School varsity softball team opened with a pitching gem from the combo of Kelli Demianew and Alex Hillmick but couldn't get the bats going, losing to Walla Walla, 2-1. Demianew and Hillmick held the Blue Devils to one hit and two unearned runs while striking out ten. Unfortunately, the Bucks managed only two hits themselves, including a RBI single by Leini Alger in the 6th inning, and committed two errors. Pendleton head coach Tim Cary summed up the game: "I thought we played well for our first outing. Both pitchers, Alex Hillmick and Kelli Demianew, threw very well...we simply made a couple of untimely mistakes which led to Walla Walla's 2 runs."