Wittels of FIU singles, hit streak at 51 games

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — It's now a 51-game hitting streak for Florida International's Garrett Wittels.

The sophomore infielder singled in the first inning off South Alabama's Garrett Harris on Friday, moving within seven games of matching Robin Ventura for the NCAA Division I record.

Wittels finished 2 for 4 as FIU beat South Alabama 10-9, staying alive in the Sun Belt Conference tournament and extending the team's hope of getting an NCAA berth.

FIU will play Florida Atlantic later Friday.