Fla. HS P Went for 5th Straight No-Hitter

Patrick Schuster, a left-handed pitcher from J.W. Mitchell High School in Port Richey, Fla., has four consecutive no-hitters under his belt as he heads out at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday for a chance to get number five. UPDATE: He gave up a hit in the third inning; streak ends.

UPDATE 4/28-29/09: Schuster gave up a hit in the third inning which ends this amazing streak. Gaither defeated Mitchell, 9-4.

Patrick Schuster signed with the University of Florida this past November. The Gators are a Top 25 team, ranked at number 17 by Collegiate Baseball in yesterday's poll.

Schuster set the State record with four straight no-hitters. Next up is the U.S. mark at six.

Schuster is 8-0 with 110 strikeouts this season, striking out 60 batters in these last four games. On Monday, April 20th, he pitched Mitchell to a 17-strikeout 5-0 victory against Pasco High School. According to MLB.com, over 20 Major League scouts were in attendance for that contest.

His previous no-hitter's were against Land O' Lakes, New Port Richey River Ridge and Clearwater Central Catholic.

The Tamp Bay Rays invited Schuster to throw out the first pitch prior to the Rays-Red Sox afternoon game on Sunday, May 3, 2009. He is Baseball America's number 79 prospect in last November's check,

Schuster has been getting media coverage from across the nation, including the national sports outlets. I don't know if this is the epitome, but he even made yesterday's New York Times. (story)

In today's game, Schuster's Mustangs take on Gaither High * from Tampa at Clearwater, Florida's Countryside High School in a District 6A playoffs' first round match.

* Note: Story originally said opponent was Countryside. Correct now

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