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Area roundup: Gonzaga women sign Canadian guard Kacie Bosch

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.