JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Florida International University sophomore Garrett Wittels extended his hitting streak to 54 games Sunday (May 30) in a 14-10 victory over Troy University. The 2-for-6 performance left him just four games behind theĀ  NCAA Division I record of 58, recorded by Oklahoma State’s Robin Ventura in 1987.

Wittels, 20, batted .246 as a freshman but hit .415 during the regular season this year and recently was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year.

Wittels will get the chance to extend his hitting streak further starting June 4 as FIU enters the NCAA regional tournament. As reported previously, he is expected to play this summer for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League.

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