by Max Mercy
PROCTOR -- Proctor's eight-run first inning led to an 11-0 win against Rush City in a non-conference baseball game called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
Ben Harnell had two hits in the first inning: a lead-off single and a two-run triple. The last known Rails player to accomplish two hits in an inning was Scott St. Germain in a 1983 game against Hibbing. Harnell also had three runs scored in the game, including two in the first inning.
Rush City pitchers retired seven batters in a row before Proctor scored three more runs in the fourth. Blake Koski's RBI triple capped the scoring.
Nordquist, who had three stolen bases, batted 2-for-2 to increase his hitting streak to 19 games. He is now tied with John Aase (PHS '17) for the assumed school record for consecutive games with at least one hit.
Jake Pioro (1-0 W-L, 0.00 ERA) threw three innings of no-hit relief for the win. He and starter Mason Flick combined on a one-hit shutout. Pioro had five strikeouts and three walks. Flick worked the first two innings and allowed one hit, two walks, and one hit batsman with four strikeouts.
Losing pitcher AJ Voight allowed eight runs on five hits and four walks in one inning. He had one strikeout. The Tigers' Zane Hahn allowed three runs on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Proctor is back in action on Saturday, April 21, when they host St. Cloud Cathedral at 4:30 p.m. at Egerdahl Field.