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Garrett Wittels’ hit streak ends at 56 games

Feb 19, 2011, 10:29 AM EDT

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According to Aaron Fitt of Baseball America, Florida International University shortstop Garrett Wittels went 0-for-4 in last night’s season-opener against Southeastern Louisiana, ending his hit streak at 56 games.

Wittels was in pursuit of Robin Ventura, who established the all-time NCAA Division I record when he hit in 58 consecutive games with Oklahoma State in 1987.

That’s the baseball spin, but you might remember that Wittels and a group of friends were arrested and charged with raping two 17-year-old girls while vacationing in the Bahamas in December. According to the Associated Press, the case is not expected to be resolved for a few months.

  1. docktorellis - Feb 19, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    So, during his third at bat Wittels was hit by a pitch. He argued that it did not in fact hit him, allowing the at bat to continue with the opportunity for a hit. Now, the initial reaction is that he’s badass for staying in and going for the streak. But he gave up an opportunity to help his team by getting on base in deference to individual goals. Weak sauce, if you ask me, and that’s before we get into the off-the-field allegations. He might be… a major chipwich.

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