The Portsmouth (N.H.)
Clippers needed a rally in the sixth inning to defeat St. Thomas Aquinas 9-6 for the New Hampshire Division II championship and keep alive their 83-game win streak.
The Clippers head into next season with the national record for consecutive wins intact. Portsmouth broke the national mark of 75 wins in a row, held by Homer (Mich.), in May and has added to the record en route to winning its fourth straight Division II state title.
According to Seacoastonline.com, Portsmouth trailed 6-5 in the bottom of the sixth after a five-run rally in the fourth helped St. Thomas Aquinas overcome a 5-1 deficit. But the Clippers rallied for four runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth behind Keegan Taylor's
Taylor split time on the mound to get the win. He pitched the first inning before moving to the outfield in the second. He returned to the mound to start the fourth inning and was in line for the loss, the first of his high school career, after giving up the five runs to Aquinas in the fifth.
However Taylor came through with the triple in the sixth and then struck out the side in the seventh to give the Clippers the win. Taylor ended his high school career with a 25-0 record. The Clippers end the season at 20-0.
Here's a look at the best streaks in other sports:Most Consecutive Wins - by sport
(Source: National Federation of High Schools Record Book)
Baseball - 83, Portsmouth (N.H.), 2008-11 (active)
Girls Basketball - 218, Baskin (La.), 1947-53
Boys Basketball - 159, Passaic (N.J.), 1919-1925
Football - 151, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 1992-2003
Girls Cross Country - 133, Ridgewood (N.J.), 1983-2004
Boys Cross Country - 289, Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, N.J.), 1973-2007
Field Hockey - 106, Casady (Oklahoma City), 1956-1969
Girls Golf - 144, Green Valley (Henderson, Nev.), 1992-2004
Boys Golf - 85, Sarasota Springs (N.Y.), 1998-2002
Ice Hockey - 67, South (St. Paul, Minn.), 2001-2003
Girls Lacrosse - 73, Carle Place (N.Y.), 1982-85
Boys Lacrosse - 91, West Genesee (Camillus, N.Y.), 1981-84
Girls Soccer - 119, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 1994-98
Boys Soccer - 74, Duxbury (Mass.), 1981-85
Softball - 112, Vandebilt Catholic (La.), 1980-83
Girls Swimming - 276, Cheshire (Conn.), 1986-2010 (active)
Boys Swimming - 165, Brophy College Prep (Phoenix), 1977-93
Girls Tennis - 289, Fayetteville-Manlius (Manlius, N.Y.), 1993-2010 (active)
Boys Tennis - 316, Cherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.), 1972-99
Volleyball - 292, Sweet Home Central (Amherst, N.Y.), 1978-87
Wrestling - 459, Brandon (Fla.), 1974-2008