Panthers start 2-1


The Johnston girls softball team has jumped out to a 2-1 start this spring season with hopes of returning to the Division II playoffs.
The Panthers got a 1-0 shutout win over Middletown in the season opener. Pitcher Haley Boudreau was electric in the circle, racking up 15 strikeouts and allowing only two hits in the seven-inning complete game gem. Boudreau also led the Panthers at the plate, getting the team’s lone hit as Stephanie Bruno scored Johnston’s run.
Johnston fell short in the second game in a 5-2 loss to East Greenwich. Boudreau continued to roll at the plate, going 2-for-3 and knocking in a pair of runs. She also pitched five innings, recording five strikeouts.
The Panthers would rebound to top North Providence 4-1 on Tuesday morning to improve to 2-1. Boudreau would earn the win in the circle for Johnston.
Next up for the Panthers is Westerly on Monday afternoon. Johnston will then stay on the road to face Narragansett.
For more photos of the action, check out page 21.


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