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UMass' Ben Hart Part Of High School Baseball History

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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 Academy. 

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.

Read Jim Halley's article in USA Today, which mentions Hart.