FIU's Garrett Wittels extends streak to 43 games

MIAMI (AP) — Garrett Wittels has extended his nation-best hitting streak to 43 games with a first-inning RBI single for FIU against South Alabama.

Wittels is now in sole possession of the fourth-longest streak in NCAA Division I history.

The Division I record is held by Oklahoma State's Robin Ventura, with a 58-game run in 1987. Wichita State's Phil Stephenson (47 in 1981) and Arizona State's Roger Schmuck (45 in 1971) are second and third on that list, the only other names still ahead of Wittels.

Wittels entered Friday batting .412, getting a hit in every game in which the infielder has had an at-bat for the Golden Panthers.