Entering the Season: Postseason awards candidate after placing on the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper 2016 Watch List, chosen by NCAA Division III head coaches...three-year letterman...
2015 (Junior Year): Received All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team, American Baseball Coaches' Association All-Region Second Team and D3Baseball.com All-Mideast Region Third Team accolades...belted 11 home runs to pace the Bulldogs and rank 12th in NCAA Division III...also led the MIAA in that category as well with 48 runs batted in and 107 total bases...placed on the NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team after hitting two home runs...
2014 (Sophomore Year): Played in 24 games and made nine starts (6 OF, 3 DH)...collected 13 hits in 44 at-bats (.295)...scored 13 runs and drove in four runs...recorded three doubles and one homer...drew six walks and reached base by hit pitch once...tallied 16 putouts and one assist in the field...sported a .392 on-base and .432 slugging percentage...named MIAA All-Academic...scored three times and collected two hits against Calvin on May 3 in game one of doubleheader...went 3-for-5 with a double and run scored against Heidelberg in the NCAA Regional on May 14...hit homer against Calvin in the MIAA Tournament on May 9.
2013 (Freshman Year): Played in 16 games during his first season with the Bulldogs and made 11 starts in the outfield…batted .333 with 11 hits in 33 at-bats…scored four runs and collected six RBI with a double and six walks…had four sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly…recorded nine putouts in the outfield…posted a .425 on-base percentage and .364 slugging percentage…went 2-for-4 with a RBI at Hope in game two on Apr. 3…went 2-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases at Albion in game two on Apr. 6…had a six-game hitting streak from Apr. 12 through Apr. 28 which included a 6-for-16 (.375) stretch.
High School: Prepped at Northville while graduating in 2012...twice named all-conference in baseball and second-team All-Michigan as a senior...earned first-team all-area in football twice and was selected all-state honorable mention as a senior...chosen to the all-area basketball team two times...named three-time All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association Scholar-Athlete from 2010-12...member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Majoring in accounting with a minor in economics...born in Northville, Mich., on May 20, 1994...son of Jeff and Jean Gertley...Favorites: sports teams--MLB's Detroit Tigers and NFL's Detroit Lions; athlete--Mike Trout; TV shows--The Blacklist and CSI Miami; movie--Fast Five;book--Lone Survivor; musicians--Florida Georgia Line.