The Azusa Pacific University baseball coaching staff is hosting the third annual APU Baseball Golf Classic on Friday, Nov. 18, at the San Dimas Canyon Golf Course.
Azusa Pacific head baseball coach Paul Svagdis has announced the final additions to the 2005 recruiting class--Garret Lebsock of Fort Collins (Colo.) High and Barret Kanyer of O'Dea High in Seattle, Wash.
Azusa Pacific junior hurler Jason Ray was selected today in the eighth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He was taken by the Oakland A's with the 21st pick of the round, No. 251 overall.
Azusa Pacific baseball head coach Paul Svagdis announced the signing of 2 more high school offensive standouts--Shaun Lane of El Dorado and Stephen Gillette of San Pasqual--brining the total recruit class to 6 incoming freshman.
Sophomore Stephen Vogt continues to clutter his trophy case as the 2005 GSAC and NAIA Region II Player of the Year was named NAIA All-American first team today, becoming the first Cougars since 1999 to earn first team honors.
Azusa Pacific baseball coach Paul Svagdis continued his busy offseason by announcing the signing of 2 more high school athletes--teammates Dwight Nixon and Kyle Loretelli from Beyer High in Modesto, Calif.
Less than 2 weeks removed from its season, Azusa Pacific head coach Paul Svagdis announced the signing of a pair of high school standouts for next season--Christian Gagne (Mater Dei HS) and Kirk Nieuwenhuis (Denver Christian HS).
...and sophomore catcher Stephen Vogt was named GSAC Player of the Year by the GSAC's coaches over the weekend. Vogt led the GSAC in hitting and was in the GSAC's top 5 in almost every offensive category.
Sophomore Scott Hodsdon did it all in Azusa Pacific's season-finale sweep of Westmont, producing a pair of game-winning hits while pitching a pair shutout innings in relief work.
Zach Pettikas has this pitching thing figured out. The freshman southpaw carried a no-hitter into the eighth before settling for a 17-2 win over Westmont, his third straight victory.
Azusa Pacific took advantage of The Master's miscues to win the opener, but couldn't get the bats going in a loss in the nightcap in a game in which more than one impressive streak came to an end.
There was a lighting failure after the sixth, but The Master's lights were already out as Coba Canales and Johnny Soberal hit back-to-back home runs on the first 2 pitches of the game to lift Azusa Pacific to a 9-2 win over the Mustangs.
For the first 2 games it was business as usual as Azusa Pacific combined for 28 runs in a pair of wins over Westmont. But, in the third game, the Warriors snapped a 14-game losing skid to the Cougars with a 7-6 win.
Pomona-Pitzer did all it could to give it away with 6 errors, but Azusa Pacific couldn't sieze it. In the end Felipe Aguilar's 2-run shot in the eighth lifted the Sagehens to an 8-7 win.
On one hand, Azusa Pacific can be happy--it snapped a 9-game losing streak to Biola. On the other hand, the Cougars are probably disappointed after dropping the nightcap in extra innings to settle for a split with the Eagles.
Azusa Pacific had its chances early to knock Biola ace Reid Hamblet from the game, but the Cougars stranded 5 in the first 2 frames before he put them to sleep for the night with a 9-1 loss.
Azusa Pacific made the most of its opportunities to steal an 8-7 win in the opener and then couldn't cash in on its opportunities in a 4-3, 10-inning loss in the nightcap to California Baptist.
At this point, Azusa Pacific must just feel snake-bitten. California Baptist scored 3 times in the ninth to break a 4-4 tie and ruin an otherwise stellar outing by Zach Pettikas for a 7-4 GSAC win Friday.
It was just an exhibition, but Azusa Pacific hung tough with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Angels' Single-A affiliate) before falling 3-2 Wednesday night at The Epicenter. Jeff Staniland was 2-for-3, and Joe Morrison had a 2-RBI single.
Brandon Sisk allowed just 1 earned run in throwing his third complete game of the year to salvage a doubleheader split with Point Loma Nazarene.
Point Loma's Will Craig and Scott Dodge beat up on Azusa Pacific Friday as the duo combined for 4 home runs (3 solo) in a 7-3 GSAC win over the Cougars,
When it rains, it pours, and lately it seems as if nothing is going right for Azusa Pacific. The Cougars surrendered a late 7-2 lead in falling 8-7 at Cal Poly Pomona Wednesday.
Azusa Pacific erased a 4-0 deficit against one of the GSAC's best pitchers, but Biola got an RBI single in the fifth and made it stand for a 5-4 win Saturday.
The NAIA's No. 16-ranked Biola got a dominating performance from Reid Hamblet in the opener, and then used a big 6-run inning the nightcap to get a sweep of Azusa Pacific.
The NAIA's No. 3-ranked Lewis-Clark St. (Idaho) rode the arms of 4 pitchers, who combined to limit Azusa Pacific to just 10 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Cougars.
Brandon Sisk, Zach Pettikas and Kelly Strickland were masterful on the mound, allowing just 1 run, and the Cougar bats did just enough to complete a 3-game series sweep of Vanguard.
Chris Cardinale was 2-for-3 with his first career home run and Jason Ray allowed just 4 hits in 8.2 innings, striking out 14 to lift Azusa Pacific to a 6-1 GSAC win at Vanguard.
Nick Pursell drove in Stephen Vogt with a seventh-inning bases-loaded single to lift Azusa Pacific to a 3-2 walk-off win over NCAA Division II Northern Kentucky Thursday afternoon.
Joe Morrison delivered a 1-out, RBI single in the sixth to lift Azusa Pacific to a 4-2 win over Northern Kentucky Wednesday. The Cougars had just 5 hits off Norse hurler Matt Marksbury.
Concordia's Christian Martinez banged a 2-out solo home run in the eighth to lift the Eagles to a doubleheader sweep of Azusa Pacific Saturday.
With threatening showers, Jason Ray was hoping to just a get a chance to play. He not only played, he dominated. Ray allowed just 5 hits in 8 innings to lift Azusa Pacific to an 8-2 win over Concordia.
Daniel Sloan allowed just 3 hits and 1 unearned run in keeping Dakota Wesleyan quiet. Then the Azusa Pacific bats made the noise with 4 sixth-inning runs in a 8-1 win over the Tigers.
It needed 3 extra innings, but Azusa Pacific kept its momentum going. The Cougars sent 11 batters to the plate in the 12th and 6 of them scored in an 8-2 win over CS Dominguez Hills.
Azusa Pacific took a 10-1 lead after 6 1/2 innings and then held off a furious rally by The Master's College in getting a 10-9 GSAC win and completing a 3-game series sweep.
Azusa Pacific took out a month's worth of frustration on The Master's College today, sweeping the Mustangs 7-5 and 13-3, snapping its 5-game losing skid.
Isidro Perez hit a 2-out, 2-run home run in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and lift CS Dominguez Hills to a 4-2 win over Azusa Pacific.
Both teams used a combined 17 pitchers, but CS San Bernardino pounded out 19 hits and used a 4-run fifth to blow open a tight game and get a 14-8 win over Azusa Pacific.
CS Stanislaus completed a 3-game series sweep of Azusa Pacific today using a pair of come-from-behind wins. In the nightcap, the Warriors got a walk-off 2-run home run.
Azusa Pacific had 15 hits and gave up just 4 earned runs, but 3 of them came in the ninth as CS Stanislaus came from behind to steal a 7-6 win.
Azusa Pacific got a strong effort from each of its 4 pitchers and got timely 2-out hits to pick up a 6-2 season-opening win over local rival Cal Poly Pomona.
Azusa Pacific opens its 40th season of intercollegiate baseball tonight when it hosts Cal Poly Pomona at 5 p.m. The Cougars are looking to return to the playoffs after missing them last season.