(Martensdale) On May 1st, the Portsmouth High School baseball team in New Hampshire blew a three run lead in the bottom of the 7th to lose rival Aquinas and the reason that loss is noteworthy in Iowa is because it snapped an 89 game winning streak. That’s the national record for the longest high school baseball winning streak.
Rewind to last July when Iowa Class 1A baseball powerhouse Martensdale-St. Mary’s capped off their 2nd straight undefeated season with an 8-3 win in the championship game. That win over Kee of Lansing, moved the Blue Devils win streak to 87 games which at that time stood as the nations longest win streak ever. However, with New Hampshire (like most of the rest of the states in the country) offering baseball as a spring sport, that allowed Portsmouth High School to jump past Iowa’s two time defending state champs.
If Martensdale-St. Mary’s get their way, the leap frogging isn’t over just yet. The Blue Devils are scheduled to start their season in just over one week on Monday, May 21st. They will host Guthrie Center on Monday and Woodward-Granger on Tuesday. Assuming Martensdale-St. Mary’s can win those first two game, they will again be going for the national record win streak two weeks from today when they play at Earlham.