As amazing a feat as it was, when Mitchell High School’s Patrick Schuster threw his third consecutive no-hitter last Monday, he didn’t set the Florida high school record. He only tied the mark, as both Ben Webb (1985) and Sam Militello (1987) had done the same thing. So when Schuster took the mound again last night, he did so with the chance to break the record against the Pasco High School Pirates (the American kind of pirates, not the Somali).
Schuster did just that. He struck out 17 Pirates on the way to his fourth straight no-hitter, and he did so in front of a bout 1,000 people, a dozen scouts, and his future college coach at the University of Florida, Kevin O’Sullivan.