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FIU's Garrett Wittels on a streak to savor

MIAMI (AP) — Garrett Wittels started this year as an afterthought on the FIU baseball roster, set to be a late-inning replacement and little else.Surprise!He's headed for the NCAA record books.Wittels has gone to bat in 38 games this season — and gotten a hit in every one. It's the best current stretch in the country, and according to the NCAA, marks the 10th-longest streak recorded at the Division I level. Most surprisingly, it's been put together by someone who was terrible as a freshman at the plate a year ago."I always knew that once I had a chance and really got into the lineup, I wouldn't get out," Wittels said.He wasn't kidding.A .246 hitter last year — including a two-month stretch where he batted just .188 — Wittels is hitting .404 this season, with 39 RBIs in 38 games. And he's doing it without a set position either, having spent time this year at shortstop, second base, third base and even pitching in three games.As far as the streak goes, well, Wittels prefers to have his b...

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