HIGH SCHOOL A 2017 graduate of Manteno High School • played and started three seasons as a shortstop for coach Jason Adams and Manteno • ranked No. 40 overall prospect and No. 4 outfielder in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report • ranked No. 26 overall prospect in Illinois and No. 122 nationally by Perfect Game • named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention and All-Central Region • named a 2015 and 2016 Underclass Honorable Mention • earned All-Interstate 8 Conference honors during 2015 and 2016 with the Panthers • earned a Perfect Game All-America Honorable Mention selection in each of the last three seasons • named a 2017 Under Armour Baseball Factory Preseason All-American • missed much of his senior season due to a hand fracture • earned Illinois Class 3A Regional Championships in both 2015 and 2016 • played four seasons for Elite Baseball Training, finishing fourth at the 2016 U-16 WWBA National Championship • member of the Chi-Town Cream in 2017, as the team finished with an overall record of 44-3.
PERSONAL Born Easton Bertrand on May 3, 1999 to parents Kristi and Scott Bertrand • has two siblings, Logan and Braelyn • mother, Kristi, played softball at Kankakee Community College, and father, Scott, was an All-American baseball player at Lewis University • president of Purple Crush, the Manteno High Athletic Student Body Organization and a member of Junior Achivement in high school • outside interests include spending time with friends and playing with dogs • currently undecided on a major at Minnesota.
Eight to Join Gophers in Spring 2019
11/17/2017 - Baseball
John Anderson has announced the signing of eight athletes to its incoming class, each signing National Letters of Intent during the fall signing period.
Former Gopher McIntosh Joins Cape Cod Hall of Fame
11/16/2017 - Baseball
This Saturday, former Major Leaguer and Gopher Baseball alumnus Tim McIntosh will be enshrined in the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame along with seven others at the Chatham Bars Inn.
Vavra Believes Back Issues are Behind Him
11/10/2017 - Baseball
Terrin Vavra is a year removed from a back injury that affected his training the last two seasons and is ready to lead the Gophers on and off the field.