AT OAKTON CC: Had a standout freshman season for Oakton Community College in 2018, going 10-1 with a 2.44 ERA, two saves and 103 strikeouts in 96 innings ... Led Oakton a NJCAA Division III World Series title and was named World Series MVP ... Tossed 14 1/3 innings, struck out 12 batters and allowed 4 earned runs in the World Series ... Also named a Second Team All-American.
PREP: Earned All-Area honors in football, basketball and baseball at Glenbrook North High School ... Named the top male athlete of his class.
PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Margaret Gertner ... Favorite pro teams are the Blackhawks, Packers and White Sox and favorite athletes are Patrick Kane, Aaron Rodgers and Chris Sale ... Favorite foods are steak and french fries ... Enjoys country music, especially Eric Church and Luke Bryan .. Favorite movie is Goodfellas ... Enjoys watching sports ... Had opportunities to also play collegiate football and basketball.