Florida International record chaser charged with rape

12/27/10 in NCAA Baseball   |   Scott   |   54648 respect

Garrett Wittels, The Florida International baseball player with a record-setting 56-game hitting streak, has been charged with rape in the Bahamas. 

The 20-year-old infielder ended last season with the second-longest hitting streak in NCAA Division I history, two behind the 58-game run by Oklahoma State’s Robin Ventura in 1987. 

It is unclear at this point if the charge would affect Wittels’ status with the FIU program. FIU begins its season Feb. 18 and its first three games are set to be televised while Wittels continues his chase of Ventura’s record.

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