Zach is back.

Zach Moeller, the senior pitcher who led McNary to the state championship a year ago, turned in one of his best performances of the season. And it came one week shy of the Class 6A state playoffs.

The lefty pitched a one-hitter against West Salem to lead McNary to a 5-0 win in the regular season finale for both teams. The Celts clinched the conference’s third seed with the win.

Senior pitcher Zach Moeller tossed a one-hitter against West Salem on Thursday. With the 5-0 win, McNary clinched a playoff spot. Keizertimes/Lance Masterson

The Titans’ lone hit came in the sixth inning. Moeller struck out 15 and walked three batters.

Moeller also got it done with his bat, driving in two runs with a walk and hit. Spencer Rice added a double and two singles.

The Celts play the third seed from the Mt. Hood Conference in their playoff opener on Friday, May 21. It’s not sure who they’ll play. Had McNary lost to West Salem, it was mathematically possible for the Celts to miss the playoffs.