Okay, he was tied for second...
FIU's Garrett Wittels now has the second-longest hitting streak in Division I history, getting a hit in his 47th and 48th straight games against FAU.
Wittels tied Wichita State's Phil Stephenson, who hit in 47 straight games back in 1981 Friday. Oklahoma State's Robin Ventura holds the NCAA record with a 58-game streak in 1987.
Wittels hit a single to left off FAU's Mike Gipson in the third inning after getting hit by a pitch in the first inning.
Here's interviews with Wittels and Head Coach Turtle Thomas explaining what the streak means to the program...
Thanks to FIU their own selves...
Just so you know, here's your list...
NCAA D1 Consecutive Games Hitting Streaks List
Robin Ventura, Oklahoma St. 1987 58
Garrett Wittels, FIU Feb. 17-Present 48
Phil Stephenson, Wichita St 1981 47
Roger Schmuck, Arizona St. 1971 45
Chuck Abbott, Austin Peay 1996 42
Michael Campo, Penn St. 2000 41
Todd Nace, Southern Miss 1989-90 41
Rusty Adkins, Clemson 1965-66 41
Shane Robinson, Florida St. 2004-05 40
Brandon Caraway, Houston 1998-99 40
UPDATE: Wittels hit an RBI double in the third inning Saturday against Florida Atlantic to extend his hitting streak to 48 games.
Wittels' hit helped FIU take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third in its regular-season finale at Florida Atlantic...