I wandered over to Charger Field Saturday to catch some UAH baseball, and little did I know I would get to witness history. I got to see UAH center fielder Garrett Bodine reach the longest hitting streak in Gulf South Conference history.
Bodine, who played high school ball at Sparkman High School, has now hit safely in 40 straight games. The senior outfielder’s streak began last season.Read more: UAH’s Garrett Bodine’s record hitting streak reaches 40 games
Breaking the GSC record
Bodine collected a hit in both games of Friday’s doubleheader against the University of Missouri-St. Louis, tying the GSC record set by Vincent Kortbawi (also of UAH) of 38 games. Kortbawi set the record in 2013.
Bodine got a base hit in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, breaking the record. Then added another hit in his first at-bat of the second game Saturday, bringing his record-setting streak to 40 games.
There’s still more history to make
Bodine now has the conference record, but has a little ways to go to break the NCAA Division II record hitting streak — set in 2006 by Florida Southern’s —Nick Diyorio.
The longest hitting streak in NCAA history is owned by Robin Ventura, who hit safely in a whopping 58 straight games in 1987 for Oklahoma State..
The Chargers play Miles College in Birmingham Tuesday, and come back home this weekend for a 3-game series with Lee University. Let’s see how far Garrett can extend his streak!