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PROCTOR RAILS BASEBALL TRIVIA
  • 1962 PHS graduate Joe Lane pitched for the 1964 Minnesota Gophers, NCAA National Champions.
  • 1972 PHS graduate Terry Egerdahl ranks third in state history with a .636 single-season batting average (1972).  It was the state record for 25 years. 
  • PHS had back-to-back undefeated Lake Superior Conference championships in 1980 and 1981.
  • PHS produced three UMD Bulldogs team Rookie of the Year Award winners in the 1980s: Chuck Flynn (1982), Ray Miles (1983), and Mark Slattengren (1989).
  • Five UMD Bulldogs team MVP Awards have been issued to PHS graduates: Terry Egerdahl (1974, '75, '76), Jason Malec (1984), and Mark Slattengren (1992).
  • PHS holds the #2 and #3 state rankings for team ERA (0.90 in 1981 and 0.97 in 1978).
  • 1978 PHS graduate Dale Nikko ranks eighth in state history with 232.0 career innings pitched.
  • Future Minnesota Twins All-Stars Kent Hrbek (Bloomington Kennedy HS) and Tim Laudner (Park Center HS) participated in the same 1976 State Tournament as the Proctor Rails.
  • 1980 PHS graduate Jason Malec pitched in the minor leagues for the Minnesota Twins in 1984 and 1985.
  • Former PHS head coach Rich Petersson compiled 131 wins in 14 seasons (1977-1990), for a .544 win percentage.
  • 2006 PHS graduate Dan Carlson ranks tied for seventh in state history with 10 career triples.
  • PHS lost the section championship game in 1978, 1982, and 1984, and a semi-finals game in 1980 -- each to Grand Rapids, which went to state every year between 1977 and 1984.
  • Current Grand Rapids HS Head Coach Bill Kinnunen was a PHS assistant coach in 1989.
  • Proctor's VFW team won back-to-back district championships in 2009 and 2010.
  • PHS won back-to-back Section 7AA championships in 2011 and 2012, and was the Third Place Champion at the 2012 Minn. State Class AA Tournament. 
  • 2011 PHS graduate Justin Scanlon was Proctor's first Lions All-Star and was named to the All-State Team.
  • 2012 PHS graduate Jake Lewis was named to the All-State Team.
  • 2012 PHS graduates Jake Lewis and Ian Scherber were named to the Minnesota Class AA All-State Tournament Team. 
  • Jake Lewis and Ben Nelson were co-recipients of the Duluth News Tribune Player of the Year Award in 2012, the first Rails to be named DNT Player of the Year.
  • 2013 PHS graduate Ben Nelson was selected as a Play Ball! Minnesota All-Star (formerly the Lions All-Star Series).
  • PHS head coach Kyle Wojtysiak was selected as a coach for the 2014 Play Ball! Minnesota All-Star Series.
  • 2014 PHS graduate Evan Scherber was named to the All-State Team and to the Play Ball! Minnesota All-Star Series.