The FIU shortstop went 0 for 4 against Southeastern Louisiana leaving him two games short of matching Robin Ventura's 58-game Division I record set back in 1987.
His streak goes down as the third-longest in collegiate baseball history. Damian Costantino of Division III Salve Regina had a 60-game streak from 2001-03- that is the the NCAA mark regardless of classification.
Southeastern Louisiana won the game 10-2 in the season opener for both.
Wittels' best chance for a hit came in the eighth inning, but his grounder to third was grabbed by Jonathan Pace.
Here's Wittels' presser before the SELa game where the school said he was cleared to play with the Bahamian charges hanging over his head...
More when we know more...