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Posted on: Saturday, May 8, 2010

College baseball: Wittels' hit streak up to 41 games for Florida International


Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. Garrett Wittels of Florida International has extended his hitting streak to 41 games, equaling the fifth-longest mark in NCAA Division I history.

Wittels singled in the first inning against Arkansas State on Saturday. His 41-game streak matches that of Penn State's Michael Campo (2000), Southern Mississippi's Todd Nace (1989-90) and Clemson's Rusty Adkins (1965-66).

The Division I record is a 58 by Oklahoma State's Robin Ventura in 1987.

Wittels has a hit in every game in which he's had an at-bat this season. With a hit in the series finale Sunday, he would tie Austin Peay's Chuck Abbott for the fourth-longest Division I streak.