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Erich Pfohl
Erich Pfohl Image
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Whitter College '07
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x 1208

Coach Pfohl joined the Royals staff in 2015 with a vast experience in coaching and recruiting that spans three levels of collegiate work and multiple stops in summer collegiate baseball leagues.

Immediately prior to his time at HIU, Coach Pfohl was named the recruiting coordinator for the Cypress College baseball program before deciding to throw his name into the Hope International coaching search. Prior to Cypress, he spent five plus years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for NCAA Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills.  During his time with the Toros, fifteen players signed professional contracts including current Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar. During his time at CSUDH the baseball team GPA improved to 2.96- the highest for any male sport at Dominguez Hills.

He established his knowledge of baseball at the NAIA and Golden State Athletic Conference levels when he worked as an assistant coach at Vanguard University during the 2009 baseball season.  He helped the Lions with recruiting while also serving as the first base and outfield coach. Intertwined with his collegiate coaching, Coach Pfohl has spent his summers working in summer collegiate baseball leagues including most recently with the 2014 Cape Cod League Champions Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.  He has also worked for the South Bay Saints of the South Bay Sports Academy and the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League where he was named the pitching coach for the North team in the All-Star game.

Coach Pfohl pitched three years (2004-06) for the Whittier College Poets before forgoing his Senior playing year to take his first coaching job at Warren High School.  Pfohl completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management in 2007 from Whittier College. Coach Pfohl married his wife Kristina in November 2014.  The Pfohls currently reside in Long Beach, CA.

2017 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2017 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
RSJayson Balades*SRLHPL/L5-10170Oxnard, CAPepperdine
RSKyle Carpenter*JRRHP/OFR/R5-10170Bellflower, CACerritos College
RSJoseph Dressel*SOC/INFR/R5-9180Norwalk, CAGahr HS
RSJake Harris*SROF/RHPR/R6-1200Lakewood, CALong Beach City
RSTyler Kim*FROFR/R5-9160Eastvale, CARoosevelt HS
RSTorrey Patterson*JR1BL/L5-11250Santa Clarita, CAWest Hills College
RSBlake Ronca*SRUTLR/R6-0185Lakewood, CACypress College
RSSpencer Taylor*SORHPR/R6-3220Anaheim, CAFullerton JC
1Will DavisFRUTLR/R6-0170Anaheim, CAOrange Lutheran HS
2Corey AkinsJRINFR/R5-8185Los Angeles, CACompton College
4Devan SchermerhornSROFR/R6-1195Lakewood, CALong Beach City
5Garrett MunozSOOF/LHPR/L5-9165Henderson, NVBristol University
7Sean David ClarkSRCR/R6-0195Redding, CAButte College
8Brett ThompsonSROF/1BL/R6-1190Newport Beach, CACerritos College
9Chris DixonSORHPR/R6-1200Cypress, CAGolden West
10Brandon GonzalezSOOF/INFL/R6-2200Orange, CACypress College
11Justin BroussardSRINFS/R5-11170Upland, CAOrange Coast College
12Jose TejedaSOINFR/R6-0185Avalon, CAAntelope Valley College
13Erickson FishJRRHP/OFR/R6-4240Sitka, AKLong Beach City College
14Shawn Dumser Jr.FRRHPR/R5-10185La Mirada, CALa Mirada HS
15Tyler MillerJRLHPL/L6-3185Lake Forest, CACSU Bakersfield
16Art Salazar Jr.SORHPR/R6-5210Cypress, CACSU San Bernardino
17Dylan HoffmanSOLHPR/L6-2170Anaheim Hills, CABristol University
18Dominic PotlongoSORHPR/R6-3170Placentia, CAEsperanza HS
20Nolan KraemerFRINFR/R6-1210Rancho Santa Margarita, CASaddleback College
21Lee MutterSOINFR/R6-4190La Mesa, CAHelix HS
23Justin MouldsSRRHPR/R6-6200Huntington Beach, CAGolden West
24Sam WeaverSRC/1BR/R6-2205Castro Valley, CACollege of Marin
25Cameron BaranekJROFL/L5-10195Orange, CASanta Ana College
26George CastilloJRRHPL/R6-2205Lakewood, CACentral Arizona College
27Jeff SchwartzJRRHPR/R6-1190Ventura, CAVentura College
28Jacob RuckerFRLHPL/L6-4180Las Vegas, NVLiberty HS
29Jeff MurrayJRCR/R6-1200La Mirada, CASanta Ana College
30D.J. BatuyongJRRHPR/R6-2180Anaheim, CASanta Ana College
32Steven PhillipsSR1BR/R6-0200Lompoc, CACypress College
34Brandon ConlinSRRHPR/R6-3215Norco, CACS-Pueblo
35Nathaniel CrawfordSOOFR/R6-0170Houston, TXEastern Nazarene
40Josh SteeleSORHPR/R6-0185Brea, CAEastside Christian HS
50Jonathan MarriottJRRHPR/R5-9145Westminster, CACerritos College
* Redshirt
Erich Pfohl Image
Head Coach
2nd season
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Head Assistant Coach
2nd season
Kirk Shrider Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
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Recruiting Assistant
2nd season
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Assistant Coach
2nd season
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Student Assistant
2nd season
Overall GSAC Streak
35-18 (.660) 20-10 (.667) Lost 2