LSU to name baseball field after Bertman

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Board of Supervisors recently unanimously approved a proposal from the LSU Athletic Department to name the baseball field at Alex Box Stadium after legendary baseball coach Skip Bertman.

The field will be called "Skip Bertman Field" and the name of the stadium remains "Alex Box Stadium" in honor of the former LSU student, baseball player, Purple Heart and Distinguished Cross recipient who was killed in North Africa during World War II. The recommendation to name the field for Bertman came from the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Election Board which recommends honors for former coaches and student-athletes.

The Athletic Department plans to dedicate the field the final weekend of the 2013 regular season against when the Tigers play Ole Miss in conjunction with a 20-year reunion of Bertman's 1993 national championship team.

In 18 seasons as head coach at LSU (1983-2001), Bertman led the Tigers to five National Championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000) and seven Southeastern Conference Championships. He finished his career with a total record of 870-330-3.