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Roundup: Kaye leads Riverview in rout of Serra Catholic

| Saturday, March 25, 2006

OAKMONT -- Riverview's David Kaye proved why he's an NCAA Division I baseball prospect.

The junior pitcher threw a five-inning perfect game to lead the Raiders to a 10-0 victory in their season opener Friday against Serra Catholic.

Kaye struck out nine, tripled in a run and scored twice at Riverside Park.

"Dave struck out the side in the first, and by the third, he was throwing hard, and right then everyone sensed it was going to be a good outing," Riverview coach Rich Griser said. "It felt like Dave had command in everything the way he was throwing. (A performance like that) gives everyone a feel-good feeling, especially defensively. Defensively, we've been playing really well."

Riverview did not commit any errors in the game. Also tripling for the Raiders was Gus Benusa and Mike McCurdy, and J.D. Wagner doubled.

"We've got a nice ball club," Griser said. "But when you got a player like Dave, sometimes the other players tend to be overshadowed."

Riverview (1-0) resumes play today with a home doubleheader against Vincentian.


Springdale 7, Valley 2

At Valley, in a matchup of first-year coaches, Springdale (1-0) scattered 10 hits and got three hits from Mike Devine to give coach Dan Pschirer a win in his debut.

Aaron Figore and Eric Reith each had two RBI for the Dynamos. Four Springdale players had doubles.

Cory Hartwick picked up the win, and Brian Zoller earned the save.

Jordan Kozik doubled for Valley (0-1), which is coached by Brandon Turley.

Penn-Trafford 6, Kiski Area 4

At Kiski Area, a two-run seventh inning was not enough as Kiski Area (0-1) opened its season with a loss. The Cavaliers were led by Jake Shaffer, who went 3 for 4 with a double, triple and three RBI. Shawn Vogel doubled for Kiski Area.

Ford City 10, Leechburg 1

At Leechburg, Carter Haponski did not give up a hit and struck out six in four innings, as Ford City opened the season with a win. Haponski led Ford City with three hits, and Josh Hospodar doubled twice.

Knoch 11, Moniteau 1

At Knoch, Erik Christensen knocked in five runs on two doubles and a home run to help Knoch (1-0) start the season with a win. Travis Miller pushed two runs across the plate with a double, and Dan Pickard also hit two doubles for Knoch.

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