Pioneers top Blue Devils, 3-1, in softball fundraiser

Members of the Wa-Hi and Mac-Hi softball teams played a fundraiser Wednesday, bringing in more than $400 in honor of former Wa-Hi coach Carol Peterson for the Cancer Center.

Members of the Wa-Hi and Mac-Hi softball teams played a fundraiser Wednesday, bringing in more than $400 in honor of former Wa-Hi coach Carol Peterson for the Cancer Center.

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WALLA WALLA — The McLoughlin High School softball team plated three runs in the top of the sixth inning to nab a 3-1 win over Walla Walla High on Wednesday.

The non-conference game, played at Walla Walla Community College, helped raise more than $400 for the Cancer Center in Walla Walla. The two teams wore pink in honor of former Wa-Hi coach Carol Peterson, who died of breast cancer last year.

“Carol taught us all that softball is about far more than the wins and losses,” Wa-Hi coach Kate Keyes said. “The game teaches us to fight for our lives and to live every minute in the moment.”

Mac-Hi pitcher Collete Robert helped her own cause, as her RBI single ultimately swung the game. On the hill, she went all seven innings, striking out 12 and allowing five hits.

Her Blue Devil counterpart, Ellie Rassbach, allowed just three hits and struck out eight. All three of the Pioneer runs were unearned.

Wa-Hi plated one run in the bottom of the sixth on Jacie McDaniels’ second hit of the day, but that was all the offense the Blue Devils could muster, as Robert held the Wa-Hi hitters in check.

Wa-Hi hosts Pasco on Friday. Mac-Hi travels to face La Grande Saturday.

Mac-Hi 3, Wa-Hi 1

Mac-Hi 000 003 0 — 3 3 1

Wa-Hi 000 001 0 — 1 5 2

Robert and M. Copeland. Rassbach and McDaniels.

Hits — Mac-Hi: Robert, M. Copeland, Field. Wa-Hi: Likes, Storm, McDaniels (2), Ferenz.

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