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Michigan high school team makes it 71 straight in baseball

Associated Press

UNION CITY, Mich. – Homer High School broke the national record for the longest winning streak in high school baseball, winning its 71st straight game.

Homer won two games Saturday to move past the mark of 70 set by La Cueva, N.M., a record set this season and recognized by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Homer defeated Albion 10-0, then beat Union City 14-3 to break the record and capture the Division 3 district championship.

“To think you’ve won more than anybody in high school baseball history, that says a lot,” Homer coach Scott Salow said in Sunday’s Jackson Citizen Patriot.

The Trojans have won the district championship seven of the last eight years.

Homer won the state championship last year with a 38-0 record.

“It’s phenomenal,” Union City coach Joe Tinervia said. “That streak, what can you say? You have to be consistent, and they are.”