Tigers shut out in baseball playoff loss
The Tigard High School baseball team couldn't get its offense going at all in its Class 6A state playoff opener.
And Sprague pitcher Zach Lovell might have had a lot to do with that.
Lovell threw a no-hitter, leading the Olympians to a 9-0 win over the Tigers in a first-round postseason game played Friday at Sprague High School.
With the loss, Tigard, the No. 5 team out of the Three Rivers League, finished its season with a final overall record of 18-10. Sprague, the No. 3 team out of the Greater Valley Conference, improved to 18-9 with the victory. The Olympians also advance to play at South Medford in a Class 6A state playoff second-round game on Wednesday.
For Tigard, in Friday's game, sophomore Fletcher Ahl and senior Joey Cavalli each drew a walk. Senior Michael Quintana was hit by a pitch and senior Nick Heinke reached on a fielder's choice and stole a base.
Lovell, in getting the no-hitter, struck out seven Tigard batters.
The playoff loss marked the final high school game for Tigard senior Cavalli, Quintana, Sam Pittmon, Heinke and Micah O'Donnell.
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