Nick Tolomeo's feature on the Riverview baseballl team:
Riverview coach Rich Griser knows all about what it takes to win section titles in WPIAL Class A.
During the first four years of his 13-year coaching tenure Griser and Riverview won three section titles from 2001 to 2004.
From 2005 to 2012 the Raiders played baseball in Class AA and, although usually competitive, Riverview could never return to the top of the section standings.
Back in Class A this season for the first time since 2004, Riverview and Griser are looking right at home. Through nine games Riverview is 8-1 overall and 4-0 in Class A Section 4 where it is in sole possession of first place ahead of North Catholic (3-4, 3-1) and Leechburg (2-3, 2-2).
(Photo: Senior right-hander Anthony Malky is the ace of the pitching staff for Riverview and leads the team in batting as well with a .615 average. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)