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Lowell, Washington reach AAA baseball final

Neither won easily, but four-time defending champion Lowell and perennial finalist Washington advanced to next week’s AAA baseball title game at AT&T Park with semifinal wins at Big Rec on Thursday. Spenser Wong broke a tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth, lifting Lowell (21-8) to a 3-2 win over Balboa, a team it had beaten by the 10-run mercy rule in two previous meetings. Lincoln sophomore Ajani Adewusi took a no-hitter into the sixth, but walked three batters to load the bases. Declan Lloyd broke up the no-hitter — and ended the shutout — by beating out an infield single to score the game’s first run. A throwing error on Nate Wong’s slow roller plated two more. Lowell went ahead in the bottom of the sixth when Solomon singled, pinch-runner Jacob Tang moved to second on a sacrifice and Wong then delivered the go-ahead single. “We had to beat (Washington) twice last week to win the league title, so I know they’ll be itching to get back at us,” Semien said.

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