Garrett Wittels used a headfirst slide to keep his hitting streak alive.
Wittels pushed his hitting streak to 53 games, five away from Robin Ventura's NCAA Division I record, with an infield single Saturday in the eighth inning of FIU's game against Florida Atlantic in the Sun Belt Conference tournament.
FIU won their game 11-9 and clinched a spot in Sunday's title game.
"One of the hardest balls I ever hit," said Wittels, who finished 1 for 5. "And just out of the excitement, I decided to dive headfirst into the base. I didn't even know if their guy had a play. I don't even know if there was a throw."
The four-letter caught up with him...