Proctor Rails

"The Streak"

Proctor won 22 consecutive Lake Superior Conference (LSC) games between 1979 and 1982. The Rails won two LSC titles during the streak, producing duplicate undefeated conference records of 9-0 in both 1980 and 1981.

The Rails played their home games at Cloquet for the majority of the streak, as Proctor's Terry Egerdahl Field was under construction.

The streak began on May 17, 1979, on the last game of the regular season, and ended on May 10, 1982, with a 5-3 loss to Duluth Denfeld at Proctor. Denfeld's Larry Pajari was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Todd Solarz. 

Highlights of the streak:

  • Nik Peterson's two-hit shutout vs. Hermantown on April 18, 1980
  • Nik Peterson's shutout vs. Cloquet on May 1, 1980
  • A 23-0 drubbing of Duluth Cathedral on May 5, 1980
  • Scott Pionk's walk-off two-run triple in the eighth inning vs. Duluth Central on May 9, 1980
  • Dan Norton's no-hitter vs. Two Harbors on May 13, 1980
  • Nik Peterson's two-hitter vs. Cloquet, May 2, 1981
  • Ray Miles' one-hit shutout vs. Duluth Cathedral on May 5, 1981
  • Nik Peterson's no-hitter vs. Duluth Central on May 8, 1981
  • Nik Peterson's 15 strikeouts vs. Duluth Morgan Park on May 14, 1981
  • Bill Richardson's no-hitter vs. Duluth East on May 22, 1981
  • Ray Miles' shutout vs. Duluth East on April 28, 1982, in the first game played at Terry Egerdahl Field
  • Jay Anderson's three-run home run vs. Cloquet on May 6, 1982
     

"The Streak"

DATE OPPONENT SCORE LOCATION WINNING PITCHER
5/17/79 Duluth Central 6-5 Cloquet Bill Richardson
4/18/80 Hermantown 10-0 Cloquet Nik Peterson
4/25/80 Duluth East 8-7 Cloquet ???
4/28/80 Silver Bay 6-5 Duluth (Wade) Jason Malec
4/29/80 Duluth Denfeld 11-1 Cloquet Jason Malec
5/01/80 Cloquet 2-0 Cloquet Nik Peterson
5/05/80 Duluth Cathedral 23-0 Duluth (Wade) ???
5/09/80 Duluth Central 4-3 Duluth (Wade) Nik Peterson
5/13/80 Two Harbors 11-1 Cloquet Dan Norton
5/15/80 Duluth Morgan Park 5-1 Duluth (Wade) Nik Peterson
4/20/81 Hermantown 13-4 Hermantown ???
5/02/81 Cloquet 7-2 Cloquet Nik Peterson
5/05/81 Duluth Cathedral 11-0 Cloquet Ray Miles
5/06/81 Silver Bay 3-1 Silver Bay Bill Richardson
5/08/81 Duluth Central 5-0 Duluth (Wade) Nik Peterson
5/12/81 Two Harbors 14-2 Two Harbors Ray Miles
5/14/81 Duluth Morgan Park 3-2 Duluth (Wade) Nik Peterson
5/22/81 Duluth East 5-0* Duluth (Wade) Bill Richardson
5/22/81 Duluth Denfeld 8-1 Duluth (Wade) Nik Peterson
4/28/82 Duluth East 9-0 Proctor Ray Miles
5/03/82 Silver Bay 10-1 Proctor Ray Miles
5/06/82 Cloquet 3-2 Cloquet Ray Miles


*The Duluth East schedule marks this as a 7-2 Proctor win.