|8 Chris Buss|
Officially signed with the Pirate program 11/16/04 (early period).
At Rosemount High School
Became the first ever five-year letter winner at Rosemount High School, under the guidance of coach Craig Kusick and Trevor Monroe ... Started at third base as an eighth grader on the varsity squad and earned honorable mention all-conference honors after batting .290 ... Started at shortstop for four years garnering all-conference honors each season ... As a senior, was named Minnesota's BCA/Louisville Slugger State Player-of-the-Year and was selected as Minnesota Baseball's Gatorade Player-of-the-Year in 2005 ... Named all-district as a junior and senior ... Earned all-state honors his senior year ... Led Rosemount to a state tournament appearance as a junior ... Named to the District 5 2005 National High School Baseball Coaches Association All-District Team as an infielder ... Participated in the 2004 Perfect Game National Showcase in St. Petersburg, Fla. ... Garnered Metro West All- Star honors as a senior ... Ranks third all-time in games played (113), fifth all-time in at-bats (351) and ninth in total bases (196) in Minnesota's High School baseball history ... Set the Minnesota state tournament record for most doubles in one game with four ... As a junior was named all-region and was invited to participate in the AFLAC All- American Game and the Goodwill Games ... Led Rosemount to Continental Amateur Baseball World Championship and was named top prospect by Baseball America for the state of Minnesota ... Set a school record for most career hits (141) and finished with a .394 average, 11 homeruns and 79 RBI ... Earned four letters and was a three-time allconference performer for the Rosemount basketball team.
Full name is Christopher Buss ... Born August 1, 1986 in Burnsville, Minn. ... Son of Dave and Sandy Buss ... Has a younger brother (Matt) and a younger sister (Julia) ... Intended major is business.