LOS ANGELES — UCLA scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and the top-ranked Bruins would go on to defeat Oregon 8-1 in a Pac-12 softball game at Easton Field on Sunday.
After winning the series opener against the Bruins (37-2, 11-1 Pac-12), the Ducks (17-21, 2-10) lost the final two games, though they a put another scare into UCLA in Sunday's finale.
UCLA scored first, getting a run in the third inning as freshman Kelli Godin came home on a sacrifice fly to center by sophomore Briana Perez.
Oregon answered in the fifth with a run when Allee Bunker scored on an error to tie the score.
Then came the sixth inning.
The Bruins scored three runs on a homer by Rachel Garcia then added four more on a grand slam by Malia Quarles to make it 8-1.
After playing 32 of their first 38 games on the road, the Ducks will open a stretch of nine straight home games on Thursday against California at Jane Sanders Stadium.