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Year:2022
First:Chris
Last:Gradoville
Home:Omaha


Chris, an Omaha native was part of Coach Ed Servaisí first Creighton team in 2004. Itís no coincidence that his presence coincided with Coach Servaisís highest win totals during the 2004-2007 seasons, 48 and 45 respectively. Chris played in 187 Bluejay contests, and started 153 of them, primarily as a catcher. He also served time as a DH and a first baseman to conserve energy from many of the 4-game series played by the Bluejays. His amazing career finished with a .327 batting average with 54 extra base hits, 29 doubles, 3 triples, 22 dingers, and 136 RBIís. He knew how to get runners home with 14 sac flies. His all-around play contributed heavily to Creightonís NCAA Regional appearances in 2005 and 2007. During his sophomore season, despite the grueling duties of catching, Chris hit .403, third highest on the Bluejay career list in single season history. His junior season produced many honors: NCBWA National Player-of-the-Week; Louisville Slugger National Player- of -the-Week; and MVC Honors as well. The week? Well, three consecutive games with 2 homers;.500 Batting Average; 1.380 Slug Pct.; and 18 RBIís. In 2006 He was Hon. Mention All-MVC, and in 2007, 2nd Team All-MVC and a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award. Chris was drafted in the 24th round by the Rangers. In 4 Minor League seasons and 784 ABís, he hit .276 with 10 homers and 80 RBIís. He reached AAA, caught 3 innings in an MLB exhibition game and hit a double.