Patrick Schuster, a senior at Mitchell high school in New Port Richey, Fla., struck out 17 Pasco batters Monday in the 5-0 victory. He broke a 24-year-old state record held by Ben Webb, who threw three straight no-hitters for Gonzales Tate High School in 1985.
During his streak, Schuster has recorded 60 strikeouts and now has 30 straight hitless innings as the Mustangs wrapped up a regular-season district championship.
After the final strike, an apparent slider that froze freshman Trejon Smith, Schuster pumped his arms in the air as his teammates rushed the mound.
"It hasn't hit me yet," said Schuster, according to the Tampa Bay Tribune. "I was trying so hard not to think about it. I told my outfielders the last two innings, 'Please, just come in. I don't want to give up a bloop hit. That would be the worst way to end it.' I'm still on cloud nine right now."
Schuster is committed to the University of Florida Gators. His time in the national spotlight will continue while he chases the national high school record of six consecutive no-hitters.
He will pitch again Tuesday, April 28.
Here's a story and video on the phenom by WTSP