Azusa Pacific had a nice offseason recruiting wise get even better with the signing of 6 ballplayers from the junior college ranks. Of the group, 4 earned first team all conference postseason honors.
Azusa Pacific filled one glaring need and continued to address its issues concerning depth with 2 more signings bringing the class of 2007 up to 6.
Azusa Pacific's Stephen Vogt and Scott Hodsdon each hit over .400 during monster offensive campaigns and both were rewarded with spots on the 2006 All-GSAC team.
California Baptist has the pitching to make a run at the national championship. The Lancers put it on full display in a doubleheader sweep over Azusa Pacific.
A day after its offense could not get going, Concordia turned the tables on Azusa Pacific in a 5-2 win. The Cougars loss means they will miss the postseason.
Azusa Pacific needed a good start from Zach Pettikas and he gave them a brilliant one as he did not allow an earned run in 8 innings leading the Cougars to a 3-1 win over Concordia.
Azusa Pacific head coach Paul Svagdis announced the signing of Justin Argomaniz and Chris Feicht, 2 prep stars that boosts the class of 2007 to 4 players.
Tempers flared and pitching was the name of the game. At the end of the day, Azusa Pacific and Point Loma Nazarene split their doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
Azusa Pacific scored 10 times in the bottom of the eighth inning to post a come-from-behind win over Vanguard, 16-9. The Cougars had one of their finest offensive games of the season getting 21 hits.
Azusa Pacific was back at Cougar Field and it found its sticks as the Cougars scored 15 runs and banged out 11 hits in beating Claremont Mudd, 15-10.
Idaho proved to be unwelcoming to Azusa Pacific as Lewis-Clark State completed a 4 game sweep of the Cougars with a 10-2 win.
Lewis-Clark State took both ends of a doubleheader from Azusa Pacific by scores of 10-2 and 12-3, Wednesday, at Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho.
Lewis-Clark State scored 5 runs in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie and went on to post a 7-4 win over Azusa Pacific, Tuesday evening at Harris Field.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis belted a 3-run homer to put Azusa Pacific ahead to stay in the opener and Scott Hodsdon had his second consecutive effective start in the nightcap as the Cougars swept Westmont, 16-5 and 5-3.
Azusa Pacific needed a good start from Scott Hodsdon and he answered the bell. The junior right-hander went all 9 innings, while striking out 8, to lead the Cougars over The Master's, 6-1.
Peter Krumeich hit a grand slam and drove in 5 runs leading The Master's over Azusa Pacific, 8-3, Wednesday at Reese Field.
Biola is ranked No. 5 in the nation for a variety of reasons but none bigger than its pitching staff which stymied Azusa Pacific's offense. The Eagles swept the Cougars, 7-3 and 5-1.
A pair of defensive gems snuffed out Azusa Pacific ninth inning rallies in both games of a twinbill against Fresno Pacific. The Sunbirds swept the Cougars, 8-6 and 7-6.
California Baptist pounded out 19 runs on 28 hits in a doubleheader sweep over Azusa Pacific. The Lancers won 13-6 and 6-2 at Lancer Field.
It seemed like everyone played a role as Brandon Sisk pitched 7 strong innings and the Azusa Pacific offense rapped out 14 hits in an 11-1 drubbing of The Master's at Cougar Field.
Guy McDowell tossed 6.1 innings of scoreless baseball leading Azusa Pacific to a 2-0 win over The Master's on Wednesday at Reese Field.
Using speed on the bases and the longball to its advantage, Culver-Stockton handed Azusa Pacific a pair of losses, 16-10 and 8-4, on Tuesday, at Cougar Field.
Azusa Pacific has signed prep star Virgil Chavira, a senior at Western Christian High. The Cougars have also inked an agreement to play the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in an exhibition game in April.
Point Loma Nazarene and Azusa Pacific got outstanding starts from all 4 pitchers in a doubleheader. However, the Sea Lions took both games by scores of 2-1 and 1-0.
For the second straight night Azusa Pacific put together a late rally to beat Vanguard. Dwight Nixon's 2-run double in the ninth beat the Lions, 3-1.
Azusa Pacific scored 4 times in the bottom of the eighth inning - including 3 on Titus Lester's bases clearing triple - to post a come-from-behind, 8-5, win over Vanguard.
Azusa Pacific swept a doubleheader from Westmont in GSAC baseball action on Saturday winning 12-4 and 7-1. The Cougars improved to 10-4.
Nick Johnson hit a pair of grand slams leading Azusa Pacific to a 16-0 win over Patten in a non-conference game at Cougar Field.
Bethany's Jacob McKinley threw a complete game in the opener and then singled home the tying run in the nightcap leading the Bruins to a doubleheader sweep over Azusa Pacific.
After trailing 4-0, Stephen Vogt's 3-run homer later tied the game and Azusa Pacific went on to post a 9-4 come from behind win over Claremont Mudd Scripps.
Azusa Pacific and Fresno Pacific squared off for the first time in program history and the Cougars came away the victors sweeping a doubleheader.
Senior Andrew Abell was both ready and able to help Azusa Pacific defeat Biola, 4-1, in the second game of a doubleheader to gain a split at Eagles' Diamond in La Mirada.
Azusa Pacific beat Whittier, 8-2, riding a 5 run first inning outburst and solid work from its pitching staff to the win. The Cougars improve to 3-1.
Azusa Pacific head coach Paul Svagdis got his next recruiting class off to a great start when the Cougars inked Javier Ochoa of Covina High this past week.
Junior Scott Hodsdon did it all against Cal State San Bernardino. He had a pair of run scoring hits that brought Azusa Pacific back from behind as it posted a 6-5 win- but it may have been his glovework that made the biggest impression.
The fourth year of the Paul Svagdis Era could turn out to be the finest to date with the return of several key veterans and another solid recruiting class.
The Azusa Pacific baseball team is busy preparing for its 2006 season and that also includes spending quality time with local youngsters where the Cougars pass on lessons about hardball and life.