This afternoon, weather permitting, the Portsmouth High School
baseball team will attempt to win the program's 76th straight game when it
plays at Pembroke
That would set a new national high school record for consecutive victories, one more than Homer (Mich.) High School won during its run in 2004-05.
Portsmouth's streak began with the 2008 season when current UMass junior hurler Ben Hart led the team to a 23-0 record and the New Hampshire Class I State Championship, going 9-0 on the mound with 64 strikeouts. Hart was named the New Hampshire Class I Co-Player of the Year that season.