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LSU board OKs naming baseball field after Bertman

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 18, 2013 at 3:05 am •  Published: April 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The LSU Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a proposal to name the baseball field at Alex Box Stadium after coach Skip Bertman.

The field will be called "Skip Bertman Field," which will be dedicated the final weekend of the 2013 regular season when the Tigers play Ole Miss in conjunction with a 20-year reunion of Bertman's 1993 national championship team. The board approved the change Wednesday.

In 18 seasons as head coach, Bertman led the Tigers to five National Championships and seven Southeastern Conference titles. He finished his career with a total record of 870-330-3. Bertman also took LSU to 11 College World Series appearances, 16 NCAA Tournament appearances and he coached 31 LSU players who reached Major League Baseball.

Bertman also served as director of athletics from 2001-2008.