Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier announced Thursday the signing of the first of what she hopes to be three more recruits for the upcoming year.
Gonzaga signed Kacie Bosch, a 5-foot-9 guard from Chinook High School in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Fortier said that another player is on vacation and GU hopes to sign her soon. A third potential recruit is injured and Fortier said no news is expected soon regarding that announcment.
Gonzaga, which finished 29-5 last year, must replace starting guards Haiden Palmer, who recently was drafted 29th in the WNBA draft, and Jazmine Redmon.
Tommy Thorpe fired seven shutout innings and the 10th-ranked Oregon Ducks (29-10, 8-5) breezed to a 11-1 victory over the Washington State Cougars (17-17, 7-6) in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 series in Eugene, Ore.
The Ducks took advantage of three Cougar errors to score four first-inning runs off of Cougars starter Joe Pistorese (3-2).
• Trevor Mitsui, Jack Meggs and Alex Schmidt had run-scoring singles during a three-run eighth inning and the Pac-12-leading and 10th-ranked Washington Huskies (25-7-1, 12-3) held off the Cal Bears (15-17, 4-8) 4-3 in Berkeley, Calif.
• The game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Portland Pilots was postponed by rain and will be made up in a doubleheader today beginning at 3 p.m. at the Patterson Baseball Complex.
Track and field
Washington State sophomore CharLee Linton ran the third fastest 10,000-meter race in school history when she finished 13th and clocked 35 minutes, 17.29 seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
• Whitworth Pirates senior Keegan Shea and sophomore Kerry Wright set school records and personal bests at the Whitworth Twilight Meet.
Shea had a winning men’s hammer throw of 196 feet, 4 inches, while Wright won the women’s javelin at 151-0.
• Idaho Vandals sophomore Santos Vargas won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:50.41, while senior Andrew Bloom won the 400 in 48.47 at the CSULA Twilight Open in Los Angeles.