Riverside has won more PIAA baseball titles than any other team and the Panthers are off to another hot start this season. One of the few teams able to get in three games this season – playing two of them at Butler's Pullman Park, Riverside has won all three – by a combined score of 29-3.
Making it even more discouraging for opponents, all four pitchers the Panthers have used are underclassmen – sophomores Christian Cicchinelli and Adam Jeannette and juniors Mike Boswell and Vince Loccisano.
Sophomore Dylan Speicher has been the catalyst for the offense with six hits and five runs scored over the first three games. The Panthers have only three seniors and four juniors on the roster so Riverside's fast start wouldn't necessarily have been predicted but, given the past success isn't totally a surprise either.
The Panthers have another week until their Section 5-AA season starts – on April 7 at Shenango's Chuck Tanner Field.