Miami-FSU: Sobolewski breaks freshman hitting streak

By Denis Brown - April 29, 2007

Records are valuable. They mean alot in baseball. Hitting streaks are second only to home run records in baseball. UM freshman Mark Sobolewski extended his hitting streak to 17 games, which breaks the record held by his teammate Jemile Weeks from last year and Jim Maler in 1977, who played a few seasons of pro ball with the Seattle Mariners.

The all time hitting streak record for Miami is 28 games, for any player. Sobolewski came into the game with a .344 average with 5 home runs and 44 RBI. Sobolweski certainly has had a great freshman campaign here at Miami, as had many of the younger players. Miami seems like a team destined to do big things next year. UM Head Coach Jim Morris will return 8 starters and a majority of his pitching staff.

"I am amazed that I have had the record this long at Miami and I am glad that Mark Sobolewski got the chance to break the record," said Maler.

Maler was glad to be in the attendance to see the event and with all the great players at Miami, it took nearly 30 years to break the record.

Tradition is important in baseball and Miami certainly has alot of it.

FSU gets a run back in the sixth.

Miami 6
Bottom of the sixth

Posted by Denis Brown at 01:51 PM on April 29, 2007

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