Portsmouth's (N.H.) baseball team tied Homer high school in Michigan for the national record with 75 consecutive wins after defeating Sanborn Regional 2-0 Monday.
At 12-0, Portsmouth stands alone in first place in Division II. The school has won the last three state championships in New Hampshire.
The record setting game was halted in the top of the sixth inning due to the abysmal weather in the area.
“Sanborn was terrific. [Tyler] Johnson, is one of the best pitchers we have seen,” said Portsmouth head coach Tim Hopley. “They have got a great team and they gave us all we can handle today.”
The poor weather did not slow down Portsmouth’s starting right-handed pitcher Keegan Taylor. The Northeastern bound senior allowed two hits and fanned nine over five innings including the side in the fifth. Taylor is now 6-0 on the season and 20-0 in his three years as a starting pitcher.
Portsmouth led early after junior outfielder Connor Macauley (2 for 2) reached base on a single up the middle then scored a run off a throwing error in the first inning. Portsmouth followed up a run scored off an infield grounder in the top of the third.
Portsmouth is scheduled to play Pembroke Academy on May 25 in hopes of breaking the record set back in 2005.
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