Monday, April 20, 2009


Translation: A Florida high school pitcher has tossed his fourth consecutive no-hitter.

Mitchell High senior Patrick Schuster ((pictured, thanks Chris Urso/ did it Monday night on his home field at the suburban school northwest of Tampa.

The lanky left-hander struck out 17 to help his team beat rival Pasco High 5-0 in front of a full house of several hundred spectators.

Schuster's streak began April 3. He's piled up 60 strikeouts in the four games, helping Mitchell to a 19-3 record. He's 7-0 on the season.

Schuster, whose fastball tops 90 mph, has signed to play at the University of Florida next year but hasn't ruled out going straight to professional baseball.

The record for consecutive no-hitters in high school baseball is six. Schuster broke the record he shared with Gonzalez Tate's Ben Webb (1985) and Jefferson's Sam Militello (1987).

Schuster's next start is expected to come in next week's Class 6A-District 7 tournament.
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Steve T said...

I'm Steve Taranto. My brother 66 yrs old Anthony "Chris" Taranto who set the National H.S. record in 1961 with 6 consec NH. He went on to pitch 3 more for a total of 9 that season for which he still holds that record by himself.
We saw the news on tv about Patrick and we just want to congratulate him and wish him luck to continue his streak. We don't know how to personally contact him so we are saying it here. BTW, Chris advises go to college as he wish he would have, although the big bonuses given today are compelling. Anyway Good Luck Patrick from Chris and Steve Taranto.

Nomad said...

Hopefully Schuster didn't throw out his arm trying to live up to the hype -- that can be a temptation for high schoolers especially

Steve T said...

Hopefully he didn't as you say. Here is a link I hope he doesn't get to.

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Best Regards,
Steve Taranto