After losing two straight games on April 11 and 12, Riverside has regained its footing and taken control of second place and, again, it was games on consecutive days that made the difference. The Panthers, who have won more PIAA titles than any other school, defeated Beaver, which reached the state title game last year, by a 12-4 score on Wednesday, and then dispatched arch-rival Ellwood City 1ith surprising ease, 10-0, on Thursday.
In the wins, Riverside scored 22 runs on 16 hits as the Panthers took advantage of nine errors. Riverside shortstop Ross Maietta had a two-run home run against Ellwood City and two hits against Beaver. Jason Pettner was the winning pitcher against Ellwood City and had two hits against Beaver.
Now 7-3 overall, the Panthers have six games remaining and only one against a team currently with a winning record.