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NCAA Baseball Tournament 2010: Can Garrett Wittels of FIU Extend His Hit Streak?

Published by on May 31, 2010

Fifty-four straight games with at least one hit is impressive. There's a reason why it's second on the all-time list.

But it still elicits the same primary question from doubters:

Would Florida International sophomore infielder Garrett Wittels stand four games shy of Robin Ventura's Division I record set in 1987 if he played in a tougher conference?

With ESPN's selection show announcement on Monday afternoon, eight teams from both the Atlantic Coast Conference and Pac-10 made the NCAA baseball tournament.

The Golden Panthers (36-23), who play in a Sun Belt Conference that will send three teams, regularly face teams such as Troy (36-25) and New Orleans (13-39).  

ACC Player of the Year Yasmani Grandal echoed what some have said during Wittels' streak.

"This is the first time I guess that he’s going to face good competition, so if he can come through in the big games then he’s the real deal," the Hurricanes' junior catcher said.

On Friday afternoon, Wittels and third-seeded FIU will take on second-seeded Texas A&M (40-19-1). Top-seeded Miami (40-17) and fourth-seeded Dartmouth...

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