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Tigard sees its season come to an end with a 9-0 loss at Sprague in a Class 6A first-round contest

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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