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RB Baltazar will transfer to WSU from Boise State

Former Boise State running back Aaron Baltazar will transfer to Washington State, coach Mike Leach announced on Wednesday.

Baltazar must sit out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules, after which he will have three remaining years of eligibility.

Baltazar contributed as a freshman for the Broncos, rushing for 234 yards and two touchdowns on 50 carries in five games. The 5-foot-10, 215 pound freshman also caught five passes for 19 yards, and returned one kickoff for 24 yards before suffering a season-ending knee injury. His best performances were the season opener at Washington in which he rushed for 49 yards on 10 carries, and a breakout game at Fresno State that saw him pick up 92 yards and two scores on 18 carries.

• At the conclusion of today’s 3 p.m. practice the Cougars will hold a live scrimmage consisting of approximately 40 plays.


Blake Andres pitched seven shutout innings and Zachary Haggett provided stellar relief work as Community Colleges of Spokane (14-8, 6-4 NWAACC) earned a doubleheader split with a 3-2 win over host Yakima Valley (13-11, 5-5).

Haggett limited the damage when Andres loaded the bases in the eighth. An outfield error aided CCS’ two-run fourth.

The Yaks won the opener 6-1 as Hugo Lemus allowed five hits and struck out seven in six innings. CCS left the bases loaded in the ninth.

Women’s basketball

Gonzaga was ranked 22nd in the final USA Today Top 25 poll.

The Bulldogs received 119 votes after finishing 29-5 and qualifying for their sixth consecutive NCAA tournament.

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