Less than 3 weeks removed from the season, Azusa Pacific softball is looking ahead to the 2005 campaign, signing a pair of high school standouts.
Senior third baseman Trisha Rico has been named to the 2004 All-GSAC softball team, her first-ever collegiate postseason honor.
The power came and went and then returned in a variety of formats during Azusa Pacific's GSAC doubleheader split with Biola.
Azusa Pacific was just 2 or 3 plays away from making it a thrilling night of softball. However, Point Loma took advantage of Cougar fielding mistakes to post a sweep.
Point Loma Nazarene put itself back into the hunt for another GSAC crown by racking up 20 hits in a sweep of Azusa Pacific.
In 28 previous visits to Riverside, Azusa Pacific has never had a more nightmarish time than today's doubleheader loss at Cal Baptist.
Azusa Pacific had to settle for a GSAC split with Vanguard. The Cougars took game one, 4-3, before the Lions roared back to win 11-0 in the second game.
The NAIA's No. 6-ranked Azusa Pacific got a much-needed lift with an impressive sweep of Biola on the road.
Azusa Pacific burned a pair of Midwest teams for 2 victories at the Sun West Tournament, beating Concordia (Neb.) 8-0 and Malone (Ohio) 9-0.
Shawna Paxton's 1-out single in the bottom of the ninth and Megan Alkire's perfect relief pitching allowed Azusa Pacific to rally for a doubleheader split with Cal Baptist.
Azusa Pacific needed a hero and it got one in Rachel Alkire, who homered with 2 outs in the bottom of the seventh to help lead the Cougars to sweep of Hope International.
The NAIA's No. 6-ranked Azusa Pacific used 19 hits to tally 19 runs and come up with a sweep of Cal State San Bernardino.
It took 5 tries, but the NAIA's No. 6-ranked Azusa Pacific finally got its first sweep of the season, beating Bethany, 7-1 and 5-0.
Azusa Pacific was outstanding for 12 innings. Unfortunately, the Cougars surrendered 2 big innings and had to settle for another doubleheader split, this time with Notre Dame de Namur.
For the third time in as many games this season, Azusa Pacific split a road doubleheader today, beating UC San Diego, 11-4, before falling, 7-3, in the nightcap.
Azusa Pacific used a 3-run eighth inning to win its season opener before settling for a split with national power Cal State Bakersfield.