He was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth round, with the 121st overall selection in the 2005 MLB Draft. Over his 9 year professional career he played parts of 7 years in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox. Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees.
He now takes his knowledge playing with the world’s best baseball players into the next phase of his life, teaching and mentoring kids through baseball to maximize their abilities on the field, but more importantly, preparing them for life during and after their careers.
He played alongside some of the greatest players the game has ever seen, all the while achieving his own success at a very high level in the Big Leagues. His impact in clubhouses and his knowledge of the game is well-documented throughout baseball and he now seeks to instill that knowledge into the next generations at BASE by Pros.
After college Ben took his career overseas to play for the Solingen Alligators of the German Bundesliga. For two years he was the third baseman for the Alligators and an assistant youth coach. During the winters, he played and coached in Australia. He also played for the Great Britain National Team this past September in the 2019 European Championship. He plans to continue his career in the US in 2020 but is excited about helping players improve all aspects of their game in the offseason.
- Head Varsity Baseball Coach for Archbishop Murphy High School
- Pitching Coach for the Bend Elks in the West Coast League
Everett Community College Pitching Coach 2017-2020
- 2019 NWAC Championship Runner-Up
- 2019 25th ranked Junior College by Perfect Game
Seattle Tacoma Cheney Studs
- 2019 National Baseball Congress World Series Champions.
- 2019 National Baseball Congress World Series All American Team.
- 2018 2nd Team All-Pacific International League.
- 2017, 2018, and 2019 Top 5 in the Pacific International League in Wins, ERA, and Strikeouts.
- 2017 Kamloops (British Columbia, Canada) International Tournament Champions.
- 2017 Grand Forks (British Columbia, Canada) International Tournament Champions.
- 2017, 2018, and 2019 Pacific International League Champions.
- 2016 and 2017 Big South Presidential Honor Roll member.
- Compiled a 7-4 win-loss record over two years.
- Recorded wins over Duke, Bryant, Elon, UConn, Radford, and William & Mary.
- Career 38 Appearances with 8 starts
- Named to 2015 Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
- 2015 Most Valuable Pitcher for Bellevue College.
- Threw seven-inning no-hitter, the first at Bellevue in over 25 years.
- 2012 WIAA 2A State Champions
- 2013 2nd Team All State
- 2013 1st Team All Conference Pitcher
- 2012 1st Team All Conference Utility
Lisa grew up in Maple Valley, Washington and attended Seattle University (NCAA DI) as a 4-year starter from 2012-2015. During Lisa’s time at Seattle University, she played primarily first base and also saw time in the outfield her sophomore year. The left handed power hitter cemented herself in the middle of the order, setting records in doubles and also homeruns. Lisa was named All WAC First Team Honors and All WAC Tournament Team Honors in 2014.
Once graduating in spring 2015, Lisa took her talents overseas to Austria, where her overseas journey began. To date, Lisa has been contracted to play in 5 different European countries, Australia, New Zealand (4 seasons), Japan (3 seasons), and most recently, Taiwan.
During Lisa’s career overseas, she has seen time at all positions on the field, excluding pitcher. Lisa has also been contracted as a Player/Coach with various teams in Europe, has experience working within the youth of her contracted club programs, and also experience within designing and delivering softball programs for local schools.
Softball styles vary across the globe. Something unique to Lisa’s skill set stems from her time spent contracted in Japan – arguably the most established and competitive professional women’s softball league in the world. Lisa became accustom to the Japanese style of our sport, while competing and living in Japan from 2020-2022. Lisa was able to learn more in depth about fielding and hitting from an entirely new perspective, that’s proven both competitive successes on both national and international stages.
To learn more about Lisa, please visit her online softball resume, with videos, statistics, and more about her softball journey to date: https://baseballjobsoverseas.com/players/lisa-maulden/