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Season 2003
May 29, 2003
Sophomore Rachel Alkire has parlayed one of the finest seasons in Cougar softball history into All-American status.
May 7, 2003
Azusa Pacific's season came to an end after Point Loma scored 6 runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Cougars, 7-1, in the NAIA regional playoffs.
May 6, 2003
All-GSAC Rachel Alkire called a grand slam moments before she actully slugged one that propelled Azusa Pacific to a 7-4 victory over The Master's in the NAIA regional playoffs.
April 30, 2003
Sophomore shortstop Rachel Alkire has been named the GSAC Co-Player of the Year in softball. She is 1 of 4 players from the nationally-ranked Azusa Pacific team to be named All-GSAC.
April 29, 2003
For the 13th straight year Azusa Pacific has advanced to the postseason playoffs. This year, however, the Cougars will be playing at the U.S. Olympic training site which will host next week's NAIA regional playoffs.
April 24, 2003
Rachel Alkire hit a pair of home runs, a 3-run shot in the first game and walk-off grand slam in the nightcap, to lead the NAIA's No. 13-ranked Azusa Pacific to 10-0 and 6-2 victories over Notre Dame de Namur.
April 18, 2003
Before splitting the Hawaiian Islands to return to the mainland, Azusa Pacific split a doubleheader at Hawaii Pacific, using identical 5-4 scores to determine the games.
April 15, 2003
Azusa Pacific usually enjoys those tight 1-run games. Not today, though, as Hawaii-Hilo swept the visiting Cougars by the narrowest of margins.
April 14, 2003
Freshman Shawna Paxton proved why Azusa Pacific's future is so bright when she crushed a pinch-hit grand slam to lead the Cougars to a 6-3 victory over Hawaii-Hilo.
April 12, 2003
Azusa Pacific, which heads to Hawaii next week, got the sendoff it wanted -- a doubleheader sweep of California Baptist in the final GSAC games of the season.
April 10, 2003
A broom was noticably propped for motivation, but freshman Kris Franks made sure it wasn't used as she pitched and hit the Cougars to victory and a split with The Master's.
April 8, 2003
Azusa Pacific came within in 1 hit of sweeping a GSAC doubleheader from Concordia. Instead the Cougars setttled for a split.
April 5, 2003
For the second time this season, Azusa Pacific swept a GSAC softball doubleheader from Hope International, this time taking 2 from the Royals in Fullerton by counts of 3-0 and 8-1.
April 3, 2003
Azusa Pacific is seemingly running is circles as for the eighth time this season the Cougars split a GSAC doubleheader, this time sharing the victories with Biola.
March 29, 2003
Azusa Pacific picked a fine to time collect its first road sweep in the GSAC this season, taking 2 at Vanguard for the third straight year.
March 26, 2003
Azusa Pacific managed its third doubleheader split of the season when Sasha Budde's sacrifice fly lifted the Cougars to a 2-1 victory over The Master's in the second game of a GSAC twinbill.
March 22, 2003
The NAIA's No. 22-ranked Azusa Pacific used 8 doubles to sweep a doubleheader from GSAC rival Biola, 3-2 and 8-4.
March 20, 2003
Azusa Pacific rallied from 3-run deficits in the seventh and eighth innings to pick up an impressive comeback sweep of Cal State San Bernardino, 8-0 and 13-12.
March 13, 2003
Azusa Pacific evened its conference record with a GSAC sweep of Hope International, beating the Royals, 4-0 and 8-0.
March 12, 2003
Sasha Budde's first-ever home run jettisoned Azusa Pacific to a nonconference sweep over Dominican University, 6-0 and 2-1.
March 8, 2003
Azusa Pacific committed 7 errors in 2 games, including a whopping 5 in the first inning of the day and as a result dropped a GSAC doubleheader at Point Loma Nazarene, 7-0 and 3-0.
March 4, 2003
Azusa Pacific had to settle for a GSAC-opening split after leading for 11 of the 14 innings played against Vanguard.
March 1, 2003
As they did a year ago in Bakersfield, Azusa Pacific and Cal State Bakersfield played another pair of 1-run games, this time splitting the outcomes.
February 22, 2003
Azusa Pacific ran its winning streak to 11 straight by winning the first 2 games of the Clash at the Compound at Biola.
February 21, 2003
Azusa Pacific ran its winning streak to 9 straight with a pair of 3-2 victories over UC San Diego, winning both games in the last at-bat.
February 2, 2003
After picking up impressive wins over Notre Dame de Namur and Humboldt State, Azusa Pacific found itself within an eyelash of winning the Best in the West Invitational.
February 1, 2003
A little bit of everybody had a hand in all 3 games Azusa Pacific played during the opening day of the Best in the West Invitational in Modesto, Calif.
January 21, 2003
Azusa Pacific, the GSAC's all-time winningest softball program, opens the 2003 season February 2 at the Diamond Sports Tournament in Modesto, Calif.