FIU's Wittels pulls 10 shy of Ventura

Updated: May 22, 2010, 9:06 PM ET
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Florida International's Garrett Wittels laced an RBI double in the third inning Saturday against Florida Atlantic to extend his hitting streak to 48 games, putting him alone in second place all-time.

Wittels' hit helped FIU take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third in its regular-season finale at FAU in Boca Raton, Fla.

Wittels, who entered the weekend hitting .408, has hit safely in every game he's played this season.

Oklahoma State's Robin Ventura holds the NCAA-record hitting streak at 58 games, a mark he set in 1987.

Wittels overtook Wichita State's Phil Stephenson, who hit in 47 straight in 1981.

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