In a streak that spanned four games, Old Mill (Millersville, Md.)
pitcher Josh Hader
was unhittable – literally. Until Monday, when a leadoff single in the fourth inning against Northeast (Pasadena, Md.) was the first hit recorded off the senior in 20 innings.
No matter, as Hader struck out 13 and yielded only three hits overall in a 9-1 victory.
"He's been on a stretch here where he's been very tough to hit," Old Mill coach Jeff Martin told the Capital Gazette
. "I don't think in the four years I've been here that any pitcher in the county's gone through a stretch like this. It's pretty amazing."
The left-hander's streak began when he closed with four hitless innings against Broadneck (Annapolis, Md.) on April 16. He followed that with six more in a combined no-hitter against Southern (Harwood, Md.) four days later, before tossing a seven-inning no-hitter of his own
against Severna Park (Md.) on April 23.
This season, Hader has allowed on 17 hits in 54.2 innings and owns a 0.51 ERA. He has 93 strikeouts.