Jim Gilligan enters 35th year at helm of the Cardinals
High School: Led all Southeast Texas high school players in home runs in 2011 by slugging 16. ... Also batted .645 and drove in 65 runs as a senior for coach Kade Johnson. ... Posted .540 average with 12 homers and 56 RBIs as a junior. ... Earned first-team all-district selection and honorable mention all-state recognition as a senior and was honorable mention all-district as a junior. ... Was also co-valedictorian of the 2011 Baytown Christian Academy graduating class. ... Placed 10th nationally in the Age 16-17, 150-170-pound Division of the Olympic Weightlifting Competitions.
Personal: Ryan Wayne Bertram was born on July 15, 1993 in Bay City, Texas. ... Parents are Ricky and Kim Bertram of Friendswood, Texas. ... Majoring in mechanical engineering. ... Hobbies are weightlifting, fishing and hunting. ... Older brother Chris Bertram is a sophomore outfielder at LeTourneau University.