JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Florida International University sophomore Garrett Wittels extended his hitting streak to 43 games Friday (5/14/2010) in a 6-5 win over the University of South Alabama. Wittels hit an RBI single in the first inning but went hitless the rest of the game.

Eric Berkowitz, a senior closer and fellow Jew, pitched one inning of shutout ball to get the save, striking out one batter and allowing one hit.

Wittels, a 20-year-old infielder, has the longest active hitting streak in Division I baseball and the 4th longest in league history. A hit in tonight’s (5/15/2010) game against South Alabama would tie Wittels with Roger Schmuck, who assembled a 45-game hitting streak for Arizona State in 1971.

No word on whether Roger Schmuck was Jewish. But with a name like that, you’d have to hope so.

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