(SIGNED IN GERMANY) Canadian 6’7″ RHP with Professional Experience in Europe and Australia, available for 2022/23 Winter
Name: Ben Runyon
DOB: March 19, 1989
Date Available: January 1, 2022Indy Pro experience
Positions (alt): RP
College: Lander University
*Written by Jimmy Jensen
Having played with Ben Runyon in the summer of 2013, I can speak firsthand of his abilities. Ben is a tall and strong right-handed pitcher who can be used as a starter or a reliever. He has a good fastball which is in the upper 80’s and low 90’s, and mixes in a changeup and curveball as his off-speed pitches. Ben grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada but attended college in America so he could pursue a baseball career. Ben attended Johnson County Community College for a few years before transferring to NCAA Division II Lander University.
After graduating from Lander with a degree in exercise science, Ben signed a contract with the Las Vegas Trainrobbers in the Pecos League. Despite the Pecos League being an offensive-friendly league, Ben was very successful as the team’s closer. He held a 1.8 ERA through 25 innings and had 9 saves. Since then, Ben has signed professional contracts in numerous independent leagues throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Ben is now looking to take his baseball career overseas and get a chance to travel the world. He has experienced professional independent baseball at multiple levels but now wants to take advantage of this opportunity to play overseas. He is looking for a team for the 2021 season that can offer flights, accommodations, and a salary to cover living expenses.
|2011-2013||Pitching Coach||Carolina Spikes||USSSA||Head coach to the U14 and U16 Spikes. Pitching coach for the U18 Spikes.|
|2015||Pitching Coach||Edmonton Prospects||Assist Head coach in practices as well as set up and develop throwing programs for off season training as well as fall and spring games.|
|2018-19 (In progress)||Coomera||4.88||11||0||66.1||69||80||52||9||52||35||4||9||0||1.82|
|2019||Fredricton Royals (Playoffs)||1.75||5||-||32.0||16||37||16||-||9||8||3||2||0||1.00|