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Workhorse Catcher/Pitcher Seeking Team Overseas in 2021

Name: Ricky Lipman

Height: 5'9"/185cm

Weight: kg

DOB: August 10, 1989

Date Available: June 15, 2021

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, C

Positions (alt): RP, RF

College: California State University, San Marcos

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I hit .330 at the junior college level before transferring to California State San Marcos. Unfortunately it did not work out at Cal State San Marcos to play, so I decided to focus on my academics.  After graduating with a BA in Human Development my arm felt great  so I continued to play in a local Sunday league and coach at the high school varsity level. I then competed in the California Winter League in 2017 and hit .330. My main position was catcher. Fast forward to now I have the drive to improve and compete. I have been playing in a my local Sunday league and competing in tournaments across California. As a player I am electric on the field. I consider myself clutch, and  love the pressure moments in the game. I am a the type of teammate that will pick others up when they need it. I feel confident that I can compete as a pitcher too. My last outing I threw 8 innings giving up only 1 run. I am a workhorse and will lead by example. I am excited for the opportunities to come.


Ricky Lipman

Overseas goals:

  • Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up
  • Experience new cultures and meet new people
  • Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally
  • Gain coaching experience

Playing Experience

2008-10 Ventura College CCCAA Starting Catcher
2017 British Columbia Bombers California Winter League Catcher/Pitcher
2018-20 Ventura Red Sox National Amateur Baseball Association - Ventura Catcher/Pitcher/SS/2B

Coaching Experience

2016-19 Assistant Coach Ventura High School High School I ran the strength and conditioning program and was the catching/hitting coach.
2016-19 Coach 805 Baseball Youth


College/Amateur Batting

2009 Ventura 11 23 6 8 2 0 0 4 3 4 3 0 .348 .467 .435
2017 British Columbia 14 30 7 10 3 0 2 13 3 9 1 1 .333 .394 .633
2020 Red Sox 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 5 0 2 0 .667 .889 1.000

College/Amateur Pitching

2017 British Columbia 14.00 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.00

Video Highlights


Will Elkins

Teammate/Battery Partner

A PDF write up does not do Ricky justice. I am going to utilize this email to paint you the picture of who Ricky Lipman is as a ballplayer and an employee.

I met Ricky three years ago. I separated from the Navy in 2017 and started my own company. At the same time, I felt like I still had it in me to play high-level baseball. I pretty much went to a tryout and made a local National Adult Baseball League travel team. This team is made up of former minor league and high collegiate players. We travel and play in 4-6 tournaments a year, here on the west coast. From Mar-Jul, we play on a local team in Ventura, CA. on Sundays, as well. Throughout the week, I run my business and from Jan-May I am an NCAA umpire.

Baseball is my heart and soul. I know the game from both sides, I know a good player when I see one.

Ricky is the lead catcher for both teams. He is quiet and composed. No shit talking. No need to when you have a bat and an arm like his. He lets his performance do the talking. As for me, I am a relief pitcher/closer (who btw talks some trash) When I am called to come in, which is very often, I only throw to Ricky. I learned later in my career that a pitcher and catcher can have this weird telepathic connection. I never have to shake him off. He always knows what I am comfortable with and what I rely on in certain counts. He is one of the most gifted catchers I have ever pitched to. He remembers certain traits about batters after seeing them in the box. The second time around, he knows what to call for these batters. I know coaches like to give signs, but I highly recommend you let this guy work. He has A- power, A+ arm, B speed, A++ awareness, and baseball smarts.

I truly believe that if Ricky was a little more outgoing, and had the right mentor, he could have achieved a high level of baseball. Maybe some of that has to do with coaching and promoting players. I experienced that myself. He talks about what you are doing overseas quite often. I am totally on board with this. Ricky has a lot of baseball left in him. But if you give this guy a job to do, you better be ready for amazement. He is coachable and lord knows he loves baseball.

He jokes around all the time; saying that I went to the darkside LOL. Being an umpire has given me an opportunity to be back on the field. As for Ricky, he still has the ball player mindset and the work ethic. Not to mention he is one of the fittest people I have ever out every day.

I had a position open up for my company last January. I thought to myself, "who better to reach out to than my teammates?". Ricky was the first to roger up. The rest is history. He has been the longest-tenured employee we have had. He's had multiple raises and new responsibilities thrown at him. I would absolutely hate to see him leave. But I know what he is feeling, he misses it. I do too. Like I said earlier, I support him and I am totally on board with this. I am somewhat jealous!

Sam Triana

Ventura High School, Coach

I had the opportunity to watch Ricky play at both the high school and college level and he excelled at both levels. He was always really fun to watch. His work ethic was always apparent both on and off the field. You can see the love he has for the game when he’s out on the field. He was always an incredible and supportive teammate. Most importantly, he had unwavering respect for his coaches. To top it off, his cannon of an arm behind the plate. Unfortunately, Ricky graduated before I had the opportunity to coach him personally. However, he did come back to Ventura High School to join our coaching staff where he coached our catchers. Ricky did an amazing job coaching and improving the high school players' skills and mindset behind the plate.

Ricky is committed, dependable, and has a deep love for the game and those he’s playing or coaching with. He also carries positive and uplifting energy, a “go-getter” and “never quit” mentality. He would be an incredible asset to your organization.

Tammy LaForest

FADE Manager

Additional Info

Playing Preferences: Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), Latin America (Winter)

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom, Living with a host family

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

Prior engagements: No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

Traveling with a companion: No