Ben plays for the University of Portland and in 2011 received WCC All-Academic hororable mention. He apeared in 47 games with 40 sterts behind the plate. He recorded 10 extra base hits and 18 RBI in 141 at bats.
In 2009 and 2010 he played for Lower Columbia Community College and was named to the 1st Team All West and 1st Team All NWAAC. His team went 40-8 in 2009 en-route to a conference championship and in 2010 his team went 41-5 and won the conference and league championships.