2011 (Summer with Diamond Dawgs)
• Played for the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs of the Walter Johnson League.
• Led the team to a fourth place finish at the NBC World Series.
• Hit .303, with 30 hits and 20 runs scored. Also finished 16of19 in stolen bases.
• Earned first-team all-league honors for his play at third base.
2011 (Junior at Creighton)
• One of four Bluejays to start and play in all 61 games (Trever Adams, Alex Staehely and Jimmy Swift).
• Finished the season with a .218 batting average.
• Hit an RBI-double for his first hit as a Bluejay, also scoring a run in the second game of the season against Canisius (2/19).
• Had a season-high six assists against Canisius (2/20).
• Played flawless baseball at the hot corner in the first seven games of the season, going 26 chances without an error.
• Put together a seven game hit-streak from March 9-19, going 13-for-26 (.500), including three, three-hit games and seven runs scored.
• Hit his lone home run of the season at Air Force(3/16).
• Finished the Portland series with 1-for-4 games in each game, also scoring one run in each game and driving in one in the opening two (4/1-4/3).
• Hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning against Southern Illinois, the first Creighton victory at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha (4/22). It marked the first walk-off hit in TD Ameritrade Park Omaha history.
• Put together a five game hit-streak between the Wichita State and Evansville series, going 7-of-20 (.350).
• Swiped a pair of bases five different times on the season, including four at Evansville (5/13-5/14).
• Drove in two runs in the 3-1 MVC regular season finale against Missouri State (5/21); the win gave Creighton the regular season crown for the first time since 2005.
• Went 2-for-4 against Southern Illinois, driving in one run and scoring another, in the 5-0 win over SIU in the MVC Tournament (5/26).
• Scored a run and plated another in the final game of the season against Georgia (6/5); Finished the day with three walks, two stolen bases and a sacrifice bunt.
2008-10 (Cowley College)
• Played for head coach Dave Burroughs and the Cowley County College Tigers.
• Led 2010 team to NJCAA Regionals and a second place finish in the Jayhawk Conference.
• Started in all 51 games as a sophomore, hitting .362 with 40 RBI’s.
• Knocked nine doubles and two round trippers in the 2010 season.
• Led the Tigers to a first place finish in the Jayhawk Conference his freshman season and a seventh-place finish in the NJCAA College World Series.
• Teammate of current Bluejay Chase Webb.
2004-08 (Keys High School)
• Played for the Keys Cougars and head baseball coach Chris Roby.
• Was a member of the Keys Student Council.
• Also was involved with the Keys Baptist Church while in high school.
Creighton Single-Game Highs
Hits: 3, (3x) last at Air Force, 3/16/11
Doubles: 1, (7x) last vs. Bradley, 5/25/11
Triples: 1, at New Mexico, 2/25/11
Home runs: 1, at Air Force, 3/16/11
Total bases: 7, at Air Force, 3/16/11
RBI: 2, (3x) last vs. Missouri State, 5/21/11
Runs scored: 2, (2x) last at Air Force, 3/16/11
Walks: 3, vs. Georgia, 6/5/11
Hit-by-pitch: 2, at Indiana State, 4/17/11
Sacrifice bunts: 1, (5x) last vs. Georgia, 6/5/11
At bats: 5, (5x) last vs. Southern Illinois, 4/22/11
Stolen bases: 2, (5x) last vs. Georgia, 6/5/11
More About Chance
Full Name: Chance Patrick Ross
Birthday: February 28, 1990
Birthplace: Tahlequah, Okla.
Parents: Pat and Debbie Ross
Sibling: Whitney (27)
Career Ambition: To represent pro athletes as an agent or to be a lawyer
Favorite Athletes: Derek Jeter and Wes Welker
Favorite Movies: Wedding Crashers, Anchorman, Any Given Sunday
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Quote: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins Championships” - Michael Jordan
Why Creighton: Creighton has strong academic and athletic programs that I wanted to be a part of.