UND Roster

2020-21 Baseball Roster

#28 John Michael Bertrand


Height 6-3
Weight 205
Class Graduate Student
Hometown Alpharetta, GA
High School Blessed Trinity School/Furman


  • 2020 Academic All-Southern Conference Team
  • 2020 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll

AS A SENIOR (2020)

  • Made four starts in the shortened season due to COVD-19
  • Finished the season with a 3-1 record and 1.50 ERA. 
  • Bertrand pitched a team-high 24.0 innings, allowing only four runs and five hits on the year while striking out a team-high 23 batters.
  • Picked up the win in the season opener against La Salle after six innings of one run ball, allowing just two hits and he struck out seven
  • Struck out seven batters again in his next start against Eastern Kentucky to earn his second win of the year
  • In his final start, Bertrand tied a career high with eight strikeouts over six innings to pick up the win over Campbell
  • Bertrand tossed six innings in each of his four starts on the year

AS A JUNIOR (2019)

  • Served as the Paladins’ Friday night starter in eight of the nine SoCon series
    made 15 appearances and 13 starts
  • Posted a 4-6 record with a 4.90 ERA
  • Worked 82.2 innings, second highest on the staff
  • Earned his first victory (6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) in a 7-4 road victory at USC Upstate
  • Pitched a complete game (9.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) in a 10-3 triumph at UNCG
  • Beat Western Carolina (7.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, career high 8 Ks) in a 9-4 triumph in Cullowhee
  • Collected his final victory of the season (8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5K) in a 7-3 triumph at Wofford, setting the table for a series victory over the Terriers
  • Recipient of the squad’s Carter Grote Award for dedication, hustle, and leadership for the second straight year
  • Named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.


  • Registered 16 appearances and seven starts
  • Posted a 5-3 record with a 4.88 ERA 51.2 innings
  • Made his first seven appearances out of the bullpen, earning his first victory (4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) in relief versus Penn (12-4 win)
  • Picked his second win in his next appearance, his first career start (5.0 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) in an 8-3 road triumph over Winthrop
  • Returned to the bullpen and made it three wins in three consecutive appearances (2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 K) in an 8-6 triumph over Harvard
  • Delivered a series-clinching winning start (6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) in regular season finale at East Tennessee State (9-4 win)
  • Received Furman’s Carter Grote Award for dedication, hustle, and leadership…named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll


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  • 2016 graduate of Blessed Trinity (3A) Catholic High School
  • Baseball coach was Andy Harlin
  • Went 9-0 with a 1.16 ERA and earned first team all-state honors as a senior after helping lead his squad to a 33-4 record, region championship, state runner-up finish, and No. 40 national ranking by USA Today
  • Team won its first 18 games in 2016 to run program winning streak to 49 games, which included 33 straight wins in 2015 en route to state championship
  • 2015 squad went 33-2 was ranked 36th nationally by Baseball America
  • 33-win campaigns marked a school record
  • posted a 9-0 record with 1.16 ERA and 63 strikeouts his senior year
  • first-team all-region pick in basketball and member of the state Sweet 16 team his junior year.
  • Full name is John Michael Bertrand
  • Son of Jim and Christine and Bertrand
  • Brother JD is a linebacker on the Notre Dame Football team
  • Father rowed collegiately at the University of San Diego
  • Grandfather played football at Missouri
  • Eagle Scout