JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Florida International University phenom Garrett Wittels did not win an ESPY award tonight (7/14/2010).

Wittels, 20, was one of five sportsmen nominated as “Best Male College Athlete” by cable station ESPN for its annual awards show. But fans voting at in recent weeks ultimately awarded the honor to John Wall, star point guard for the University of Kentucky basketball team. The remaining nominees were Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram of the University of Alabama, University of Wisconsin hockey player Blake Geoffrion, and Ohio State basketball star Evan Turner.

Wittels wowed baseball fans this year by hitting safely in all 56 games, the second-longest hitting streak in NCAA history. He’ll have a chance to beat Robin Ventura’s 58-game record when he returns to the diamond in 2011 for his junior season.