Monday, May 20

    Register fans 10 as North tops VASJ

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    Sean Register struck out 10 as North downed visiting Villa Angela-St. Joseph in a rain-shortened nonconference game on Tuesday.

    The Rangers scored two runs in the bottom of the first and three more in the fourth to support Register on the mound.

    “Sean did a nice job on the mound battling through the elements,” said North coach Mike Duncan. “In the bottom of the fourth, we managed to push across three runs to open up a little bit of a gap, and we came out with the win.”

    Register allowed one earned run on three hits and fanned 10 in four innings. Jacob Breen threw the final inning and allowed one hit.

    Devin Nix started North’s first-inning rally with a leadoff double and Braylon Rolf walked. Breen followed with a two-run single.

    The Vikings loaded the bases in the top of the second on a walk, a single, and a hit batsman. A bases-loaded walk cut the North lead to 2-1 but Register retired the next two VASJ hitters to end the threat.

    Patrick Keough drew a leadoff walk in the fourth and Ethan Grinstead singled. Gerardo Torres reached on an error that allowed Keough to score, and Nix later added an RBI single to close out the scoring.

    Nix finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI while Grinstead, Brady Trem, and Hayden Prohaska each went 1-for-2. Breen also had a hit for the Rangers.

    With the win, the Rangers now have won four of their last five and bounced back from Monday’s 7-3 loss to Mentor.

    “That was really big to be able to bounce back today, especially with the weather,” Duncan said. “It was good to see the kids fight through that and come back with the win, especially with a big game (on Wednesday).”

    North travels to rival South on Wednesday.




    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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