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Pickles add Cal Riverside player; Thorns swap defenders

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TUESDAY SPORTS NEWS


The Portland Pickles have signed Cal Riverside freshman outfielder Cade Peters.

The Pickles are one of six teams in the new Great West League, a summer college wood-bat league that will begin play on June 3.

Portland’s team will have 30 regular-season home games at Walker Stadium in Southeast Portland. The home opener is June 10.

Peters, a left-handed batter, hit .388 as a senior last year at St. Mary’s High in Stockton, Calif., with 50 career RBIs in 74 games. His father, Reed Peters, is the coach at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton and a former coach at Air Force who played seven seasons of pro ball.

Pickles manager J.J. Altobelli says Cade Peters can play multiple infield positions as well.

THORNS

Portland has swapped defenders in a trade with the Washington Spirit.

The Thorns get Katherine Reynolds and have sent Alyssa Kleiner to the Spirit, whose former coach, Mark Parsons, now coaches Portland.

Also, the Thorns have waived defender Clare Polkinghorne.

Reynolds, 28, started 18 games for Washington last season. She played two previous seasons in the National Women’s Soccer League with Western New York. She is 5-7 and from San Clemente, Calif., and competed in college for Santa Clara.

TIMBERS

Portland has transferred midfielder George Fochive to Viborg FF, a club in Denmark.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Players of the week:

• Pac-12 men — University of Oregon sophomore forward Dillon Brooks

• Pac-12 women freshmen — Oregon guard Maite Cazorla

• West Coast Conference men — Gonzaga senior forward Kyle Wiltjer, ex-Jesuit High,