The streak is at 56 but not counting - at least until next season.

Garrett Wittels extended his hitting streak to 56 games Saturday, but Florida International was eliminated by Dartmouth with a 15-9 loss in the Coral Gables regional of the NCAA Division I baseball tournament.

Wittels hit an RBI double in the top of the first inning, leaving him two games shy of the Division I record set by Oklahoma State's Robin Ventura in 1987. The sophomore infielder went 3 for 5 and finished with a .417 average.

In other elimination games, Rider was wiped out by a 19-1 loss to Rice in Austin, Texas. . . . Tyler Johnson pitched eight innings of six-hit ball as Stony Brook used a six-run first inning to dispose of North Carolina State, 6-2, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It was the first tournament win in Division I for the Seawolves. . . . Mike Olt homered twice and drove in eight runs as Connecticut knocked out Central Connecticut State, 25-5, in Norwich, Conn. . . . Matt Wessinger homered twice as St. John's outlasted Virginia Commonwealth, 8-6, in Charlottesville, Va. . . . Bucknell fell to Virginia Tech, 16-7, in Columbia, S.C. . . . San Diego rapped 25 hits as it routed Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 22-1, in Tempe, Ariz.

SOFTBALL: Defending national champion Washington was eliminated from the College World Series in a 4-3 loss to Arizona in Oklahoma City. The Wildcats scored three runs vs. Danielle Lawrie, the two-time national player of the year.

"We didn't prove that we deserved to win," she said.

Earlier, Missouri became the first team eliminated as Florida posted a 5-0 win behind two home runs from Brittany Schutte. Later, Erin Arevalo struck out the final five batters as Florida finished off Georgia, 3-2.

AUTO RACING: Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the year and ninth overall, easily holding off rival Carl Edwards at Nashville Superspeedway.

Keselowski, the series points leader, led 97 of 225 laps in his Penske Dodge and finished 1.67 seconds ahead of Edwards. Paul Menard was third, giving Sprint Cup drivers the top three spots.

Keselowski increased his points lead from one to 196 over second-place Kyle Busch, who did not race.

Ryan Briscoe pulled away in the closing laps after briefly losing the lead to Danica Patrick and won an IndyCar Series race in Fort Worth, Texas.

Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas drove their No. 01 BMW Riley Daytona Prototype to a dominating victory in the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

FOOTBALL: Joe Gardi, the Hofstra football coach who helped shape the careers of productive NFL receivers Wayne Chrebet and Marques Colston, died at the age of 71 in Hempstead, N.Y. He coached Hofstra, which has since dropped football, to a record of 119-62-2 from 1990 to 2005.

Jim Copeland, who played guard and center for the Cleveland Browns from 1967 until 1974, died at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. He later served as athletic director at Virginia, William and Mary, Utah, and Southern Methodist.

The Buffalo Bills agreed to a two-year contract with Reggie Torbor a little more than a week after the linebacker was cut by the Dolphins. He spent four seasons with the Giants.

- Staff and wire reports