Here are my Quick Hits for March 2nd. There was one major story in which the College Baseball Hall of Fame ended up having to check in on while there is still a couple of programs throughout the nation scuffling along. Continue reading
Yesterday, news broke that Garrett Wittels was arrested last Thursday after being charged in a rape case with two 17 year old girls. Michael Wittels (Garrett’s Dad) stated to the Miami Herald that Garrett’s arrest was a personal matter that doesn’t involve Florida International since it occurred off-campus and over winter break.
Actually, this does involve the Florida International University jurisdiction as it states in the school’s student code of conduct: “The following offenses will be used in charging all students, organizations or clubs whether the offenses are committed on campus or off-campus as described in Section 3 of this code:”
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
MIAMI – After winning the Sun Belt Conference Championship and returning to the NCAA Regionals for the first time in eight years, the FIU baseball team will take center stage in front of a national audience when the Panthers open the 2011 season with a three-game series set to air on ESPNU and ESPN3, on February 18-20 at the FIU Baseball Stadium.
FIU’s Garrett Wittels will be chasing history against Southeastern Louisiana University as he chases Robin Ventura’s 24-year old record of hitting safely in 58-consecutive games. Wittels currently has a 56-game hitting streak, which carries over from the 2010 season.
We continue the countdown today at number 87 with Garrett Wittels of Florida International. He is from Bay Harbor Islands, Florida and attended Dr. Michael Krop High school in Miami, Florida. He posted a .420 average with six homers and 29 RBI as a senior. He was named Second Team All-Miami Dade by the Miami Herald while he was named to the Third team as a sophomore and junior.
We continue the countdown today at number 98 with Florida International sophomore outfielder Jabari Henry. He is a 6’1 and 200 pounds from Orlando Florida where he attended Olympia High School. In high school, he was named the 23rd best player in the state of Florida and 124th in the country by Perfect Game. The Texas Rangers selected him in the 39th round but he decided to attend Florida International University.
Miami 14, Texas A&M 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior first baseman Scott Lawson hit three home runs and finished with a career-high six RBI as the top-seeded and 11th-ranked University of Miami baseball team eased to a 14-1 win over No. 2 seed Texas A&M Saturday at the Coral Gables Regional at Alex Rodriguez Park.
Texas A&M 17, Florida International 3
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Texas A&M bats exploded for season highs in hits, runs and home runs and Barret Loux tossed eight strong innings to lead the Aggies to a 17-3 win over FIU in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional opener Friday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park.
The Miami Hurricanes will be hosting a regional again this season as they will be joined by number 2 seeded Texas A&M, number 3 seeded Florida International, and Dartmouth rounds out the field as the four seed.