9 Erik Munzer
9 - Erik Munzer
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Beverly Hills, Calif.
High School: Beverly Hills
Previous College: Pitzer College
Position: OF
Major: Philosophy
Bats/Throws: R/R

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his senior season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team, where he plays center field…Was also a starting center back on the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Soccer team, where he earned first-team All-SCIAC honors as a senior (giving him that distinction in both sports) after leading the Sagehens to a league title. Was a part of two SCIAC Championships in soccer and one in baseball.

2013: First-team All-SCIAC selection...ABCA Gold Glove Award winner (outfield)...Second-team ABCA All-West Region selection...Started all 45 games...Batted .372 with 36 RBI and 10 stolen bases...Named to the D3baseball.com National Team of the Week after batting 14-for-18 in the final week of the regular season, including 8-for-9 with five RBI on Senior Day (5-for-5 vs. La Verne, 3-for-4 vs. Whittier)...Had one of the most important hits of the year, a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie in a 5-2 win over Occidental in an elimination game of the SCIAC Tournament...Batted 8-for-13 in a three-game regular season series with No. 1 Linfield...Hit .372 despite starting the year in an 0-for-17 slump...Batted 4-for-5 against nationally ranked Ithaca...Was 4-for-5 with four RBI in a win over Macalaster...Was 3-for-6 with four RBI in a rubber game win of a three-game series with La Verne.

2012: Second-team All-SCIAC selection...Third-team ABCA All-West Region honoree...Started all 38 games, batting .338 with two homers, 33 RBI and 12 stolen bases...Was 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two RBI, and four stolen bases in a home win over Cal Lutheran...Had a key two-run single in a 4-2 win over No. 2 Kean, which went on to the Division III World Series...Was 10-18 in all four games against Cal Lutheran, including a two-run homer in a 3-0 win...Was 2-for-3 with three runs, a homer, and four RBI in a home win over Redlands...Closed out the season with three RBI in a road win over CMS...Was 14-26 in the final six games of the year, all Pomona-Pitzer victories, as the Sagehens made a late run at the SCIAC title (falling one game short)...Batted .378 with two homers and 25 RBI in SCIAC games.

2011: Second-team All-SCIAC selection...ABCA/Rawlings Third-team All-West Region selection...Batted .331 with four homers, 15 doubles and 25 RBI on the year…Was second on the team in extra-base hits with 20 and third in batting average…Also was 6-6 stealing bases…Had three RBI in a 5-2 win over Redlands…Drove in the game-winning run in the eighth inning of a 6-5 comeback win over CMS…Had game-tying RBI in eighth inning of a 4-3 comeback win over La Verne.

2010: First-team All-SCIAC selection...NCAA West Region All-Tournament team selection...Batted .415 with five homers and 45 RBI as a freshman…Added team-high 19 doubles…Was 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in an NCAA Tournament win over Linfield…Was 3-for-4 with four RBI against Occidental in the regular season finale…Homered with two outs in the eighth inning to break an 8-8 tie in a 9-8 win over CMS.

High School: Attended Beverly Hills High School, where he was named the BHHS Male Athlete of the Year as a senior...Earned the Don Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Award and the Ellis Hecht Memorial Scholarship in 2009...Was an All-Ocean League Baseball MVP, and a first-team defender in soccer...Named to the All-CIF third team in soccer as well...Also played on the football team, earning All-League and All-CIT Western Division honors...As a junior, was first-team All-Ocean League in baseball, second-team All-CIF in soccer, and All-Ocean League in football...Voted team's Best Offensive Player in baseball and Best Defensive Player in soccer...As a sophomore, was All-CIF third team in soccer, and first-team All-Ocean league...Was Co-MVP of the baseball team as a freshman and earned the football Co-Coaches Award...Won the Athlete of the Year award for his class in all four years.

Personal: Attends Pitzer College, where he majors in philosophy...Father is a professor at UCLA Law School and mother is a lawyer...Has one sister, who played volleyball for Amherst College...Grandfather on his father's side was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, but did not play when he chose to fight in World War II...Hobbies include music and philosophy...Lists Ken Griffey, Jr. as his favorite athlete...Favorite book is Descartes Meditations and favorite movies are Forrest Gump and White Men Can't Jump...Lists "Knowledge, Mind, Existence" with Professor Brian Keeley as the most interesting course he has taken while at Pitzer...Plans to attend law school after graduation...Has volunteered for the ecological restoration of the Pitzer Outback...Born February 4, 1991...Chose Pitzer for "it's great academic tradition and because I was granted the opportunity to play both soccer and baseball."