Panthers grinding in playoff hunt


The Johnston softball team sits at 5-5 this spring season and is looking to earn a Division II playoff spot this spring. 

The Panthers took on East Greenwich on Monday and fell 11-7 to the Avengers. The Panthers trailed early but would put together a four-run 5th inning to take a 5-4 lead. However, East Greenwich would win the game in the seventh inning. 

Victoria Butler would knock in Emily Iannuccilli and Arianna Velasquez in the fifth inning, while Iannuccilli and Velasquez earned RBI of their own. Lexi DiLorenzo and Hannah Calabro scored runs in the inning.

The Panthers fell to West Warwick 6-1 last weekend, but picked up a big 12-1 win over Cranston East last Thursday. Calabro and Steph Bruno led the Panthers at the plate. Ponaganset topped Johnston the previous game 10-9 in eight innings. Bruno and Iannucilli each recorded RBI in the loss.

The Panthers will have a busy week and are back in action this Friday when they host Lincoln at Memorial Park and will then host Mount St. Charles on Saturday afternoon. They will then host Toll Gate on Monday. 


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