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Garrett Wittels extends hitting streak to 55 games

Jun 4, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT

When last we checked in on Garrett Wittels the Florida International shortstop was riding a 50-game hitting streak, leaving him eight short of Robin Ventura’s all-time record streak of 58 games for Oklahoma State in 1987.
Since then Wittels has hit safely in five more games, including swinging away on a 3-0 pitch in a blowout this afternoon and lining a double into right-center field. According to the Associated Press it was the first time during the streak that the Sun Belt conference player of the year has gotten a hit on a 3-0 count.
Because of FIU’s loss in the opening round of the NCAA tournament they’ll need to win their next matchup to even give Wittels a chance to extend his hitting streak past 56 games (which would, incidentally, tie Joe DiMaggio’s big-league mark). If they can’t, the streak would extend into next season.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Yeah, I had heard rumors that there was some sort of university over on the west side of town. I guess there must be one after all if someone has a 55-game hitting streak going on there.

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