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Foley’s Quick Hits for Feb. 19th

Another day is in the books as we are now two days into the season as there was several upsets in the NCBWA Top 35.

We will be hosting a full Q and A on Sunday night at 8pm on the site with Brian Foley, William Knox, Mark Rafferty, Kat Cornetta, Ryan Rosenblatt from BruinsNation.com, and a couple of other guests. Remember to sign up for a reminder on the right side for the chat.  Here are some of my thoughts from Day 2 of action around the country.  Continue reading

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CBD Roundtable on Wittels Situation

The biggest story entering the year is Garrett Wittels 56 game hitting streak. Things aren’t going all smooth with him as he was charged in December in the Bahamas with raping two 17 year old girls. Wittels and two friends posted bond of $10,000 and will appear at a prelimanary hearing on April 18 before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis. The school announced on Wednesday that Wittels would be in the starting lineup to begin the season against SE Louisiana even though the charges are still pending. My question is “Should he be playing this season with the charges pending?” Continue reading

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Top 10 Storylines for 2011 Season

We are now within 50 days of the start of the College Baseball season. I thought we would take a look at my top ten storylines for the upcoming season. We did put out our 2011 College World Series Predictions back on July 6th. Continue reading

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Garrett Wittels could face hearing/suspension at FIU

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:”
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FIU’s Garrett Wittels charged with Rape

Update #2 at 12:00 AM on December 28th

There has been some more information to come out on this situation with Wittels. The incident took place on December 20th at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas. Two friends and Wittels were released on $10,000 bond after the court hearing last Thursday.

The young men will be back in court on April 18th in front of Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis for a preliminary hearing in the middle of the Golden Panthers season. It will be interesting to see how Coach Thomas deals with this distraction in the coming months. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 87. Garrett Wittels (Florida International)

WittelsHeadshotThe CBB continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

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.

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Garrett Wittels’ Pursuit Of Historic Streak Not Just An Individual Accomplishment

What do New Mexico State head baseball coach Rocky Ward and the teammates of Florida International sophomore third baseman Garrett Wittels have in common? They’ve both been a part of historic hitting streaks. Ward was the catcher on the 1987 Oklahoma State squad when Robin Ventura set the collegiate record with 58 consecutive games with a hit while Wittels’ teammates are witness to the longest hitting streak since that historic 1987 season.
Wittels carries the second longest hitting streak in college baseball history, 54 games, into the first game of the Miami Regional in Coral Gables, Fla. today at 12:00 p.m. ET where he and his teammates will square off against Texas A&M. While most of the national media focuses on the Wittels’ individual accomplishment, New Mexico State head coach Rocky Ward explains that Wittels’ teammates are just as much a part of the streak as Wittels is.
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