JHS Sports: Rain Threatens Full Slate

Memorial Park was scheduled to both varsity baseball and softball games today, while the golf team had a match against Tolman and Scituate at Alpine Country Club.


Rain looked likely to wash out a busy day in sports, as both the varsity baseball and softball squads were scheduled to take their respective fields at this afternoon, and the golf team planning to host Tolman and Scituate at Alpine Country Club in Cranston.

Today's forecast included a near-100 percent chance of showers through the evening.

The baseball Panthers, fresh off a 3-0 shutout of Juanita Sanchez on Apr. 25, were scheduled put their first-place status in Division II North on the line against Rogers High School of Newport in a 4 pm contest.

Johnston (10-1 overall) is on a seven-game win streak following their Apr. 9 loss to Ponaganset, including five straight road victories.

Lady Panthers return home after late loss:

On Apr. 28, Cranston East needed an eighth inning walk-off hit by Taylor Burns to overcome a late rally by the Lady Panthers and deal the Johnston squad an 8-7 loss, the Providence Journal reported.

Johnston's Amanda Columbo tossed 7 strikeouts in the match-up of Division II Central teams, which featured six Johnston runs in the fifth and sixth innings to tie the score and force the extended game.

Johnston (1-5) was scheduled to host Classical High School this afternoon at 4 pm at Mazzulla Field.

Golfers host Tolman:

After an overall third-place finish in their Apr. 30 match against LaSalle Academy and North Providence High School, Johnston's varsity golf squad was scheduled to take to their home links at Alpine Country Club this afternoon to face Tolman and Scituate High Schools.

LaSalle's Matt Corio shot a one-over 36 on Monday to lead the three-team match overall and lead the Rams to the 164-207-209 victory, the Providence Journal reported.

J-NP Cougar hockey teammates Mackenzie Olink, of North Providence, and Jon Alsfeld, of Johnston, wound up on opposite sides of Monday's contest, with Olink carding a 46 on the back nine at Alpine to lead North Providence and Alsfeld recording a 58 for fourth on the Johnston squad.


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JohnstonPatch welcomes photos and descriptions of Johnston High School sports. Send an email to Editor Joe Hutnak at joseph.hutnak@patch.com for more details.


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