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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Portsmouth (N.H.) baseball continues historic streak

By Roger Brown

The Portsmouth (N.H.) High School baseball team extended the program’s winning streak to 64 games when it opened the season with a 7-1 triumph over Kingswood on Monday.

Senior Keegan Taylor struck out 10 and held Kingswood to two hits in six innings. Taylor, who has committed to play baseball at Northeastern, improved his varsity record to 15-0. The Clippers also received four RBI from junior third baseman Matt Feeney.

Portsmouth, which has won the last three Class I state championships, is 11 victories away from tying the national record for consecutive wins. That record is held by Homer (Mich.) High School.

“We’re not 2009, we’re not 2010, we’re the 2011 team,” Feeney said. “We make our own destiny. We do what we do, and nothing else matters except for this season.”

Portsmouth hasn’t lost a game since the 2007 Class I semifinals.