JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Garrett Wittels got a hit for the 48th consecutive game Saturday (5/22/2010) asĀ  Florida International University lost a heartbreaker to rival Florida Atlantic University, 14-10.

Wittels, a 20-year-old sophomore, moved into 2nd place in the NCAA Division I record books with his 48-game streak, second now only to Robin Ventura’s 58-game streak in 1987. He went 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs, finishing the season with a .415 batting average.

FIU was leading its regular-season finale 8-5 until Florida Atlantic’s scored 7 in the 6th inning. All 7 FAU runs were given up by senior RP Eric Berkowitz, the team’s saves leader and a fellow Jew.

Here’s Wittels’ post-game interview on ESPN SportsCenter. FIU’s first postseason game takes place Tuesday (5/25/2010) against the University of South Alabama.

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