The UCLA softball team showed why it’s No. 1.

The top-ranked Bruins wrapped up a sweep of No. 5 Washington on Sunday afternoon with a 15-6 win shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule at Husky Softball Stadium.

Taran Alvelo (11-4) gave up 15 runs on 15 hits. She struck out 11, walked four and hit two batters for UW (22-6, 0-3 Pac-12). Madison Huskey was 2 for 2 with three RBI, a walk and her first collegiate home run.

Rachel Garcia was 4 for 4 with a homer and six RBI for UCLA (25-1, 3-0).

Washington opens a series at Oregon on Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPNU.

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• Seattle U split its final games at its own tournament. Marina Marzolino had a two-run homer as North Dakota scored all of its runs in the eighth inning to beat the Redhawks 5-1. Seattle U came back to beat Portland State 7-1 as Ally Choate was 3 for 4, and Andie Larkins improved to 6-2 by giving up a run on six hits. She struck out two and walked two.


Johnny DeLuca’s two-out, walk off single in the 10th inning with the bases loaded gave Oregon (11-7, 1-2 Pac-12) a 1-0 win against visiting Washington (11-5, 2-1), denying the Huskies a sweep in their Pac-12-opening series. Mason Cerrillo was 3 for 4 for UW, and Josh Burgmann started and threw six shutout innings. He gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked two.

Matt Rudick went 2 for 5 with a double, a triple and five RBI from the leadoff spot as San Diego State (11-7) completed a three-game sweep of visiting Seattle U (4-15). Alex Jemal had a rough start for the Redhawks, giving up five runs on seven hits over 32/3 innings. He struck out one and walked none.


Jarret Tyszka’s goal with eight minutes remaining in the third period proved to be the game winner as the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds wrapped up their regular season with a 6-5 win over the Portland Winterhawks. The T-birds open the WHL playoffs at Vancouver on Friday at 7:30 p.m.


Cariann Kunkel had 22 points and 12 rebounds as Wenatchee Valley (28-5) beat Umpqua (Ore.) 74-70 in the Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship game at Everett Community College.

• Garfield grad Alphonso Anderson had 32 points and 10 rebounds as North Idaho (31-2) repeated as NWAC men’s basketball champ with a 104-73 win over Walla Walla (22-11) in the title game. RayQuan Evans also scored 32 for the Cardinals.