News Release


Bertram Signs with Mount Marty College Baseball

Published Date7\18\2013
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the commitment of Collin Bertram to attend Mount Marty College this fall and participate in the baseball program.

Bertram graduated from Vermillion High School this past spring. He is a left-handed pitcher-outfielder that has had a successful high school and American Legion baseball career. Collin was instrumental in guiding his team to a South Dakota High School Club Class B State Championship his junior season. Bertram put up some impressive numbers as a pitcher going 8-0 with 2 saves and a 0.79 earned run average. He pitched 5 complete games including 3 shutouts while striking out 73 hitters in 57 innings pitched. Bertram was named 1st Team All-Region and 1st Team All-State for his efforts. Collin followed up the spring season with an impressive summer campaign in which he led his team to a Class B State Legion Tourney birth. This past spring Collin had another solid showing for his senior season with the Vermillion High School Club Team. As a pitcher Bertram recorded a 3-1 record with a 4.26 earned run average and was impressive as a hitter with a .415 batting average.

Mount Marty College head baseball coach, Andy Bernatow, is excited to announce the commitment of Bertram to the Lancer Baseball program. "It has always been an emphasis to recruit and bring in local talent. Collin has been on the coaching staff's radar for quite some time and we feel fortunate to have him continuing his education and baseball career at Mount Marty College. Collin has been coming to the Mount Marty College Baseball Camps for several years which has allowed us to build a strong relationship with him. He has had a tremendous high school and legion career and has been coached by one of the best in Coach Jason Gault. We have an immediate need for left-handed pitching and Collin is one of the best in the state. Collin has a ton of natural baseball ability and we are going to give him the opportunity to play both outfield and pitch. His future is bright and I am excited to get him on campus."

Collin is the son of Randy and Jolynne Bertram and will major in recreation management at Mount Marty College. Collin has had a distinguished academic high school career carrying a 4.0 grade point average. He was also a member of the Honors Program and National Honor Society. Bertram will receive an Academic Excellence Scholarship in addition to his Athletic Baseball Scholarship at Mount Marty College.

For more information on Mount Marty College's baseball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or email head coach Andy Bernatow at abernatow@mtmc.edu.