Sunday, May 21, 2017. Huskies pitcher Taran Alvelo pitching against Michigan during the NCAA softball regions. Huskies won 4-2 — 202013 (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
Huskies pitcher Taran Alvelo pitching against Michigan during the NCAA softball regionals. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
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UW star softball pitcher Taran Alvelo grateful for second chance after high-school shoplifting incident

After being cited in 2015, Alvelo was convinced her longtime dream of pitching for the Huskies would remain a fantasy. But UW coach Heather Tarr stood by Alvelo, and two years later she is the starting pitcher for a Huskies team set to take on Utah in the NCAA Super Regionals.