Led by junior OF Lori Shimasaki, 6 different Cougars received praise for the play during the 2006 season, both on the field and in the classroom.
Cougar softball coach Lori Kwiatkowski has signed 3 high school seniors to letters of intent to continue their softball careers at Azusa Pacific in the spring of 2007.
Azusa Pacific juniors Lori Shimasaki and Tami Carter have been named to the 2006 All-Golden State Athletic Conference team after putting together excellent campaigns.
The NAIA's No. 6-ranked Point Loma Nazarene was able to come up with the timely hits that Azusa Pacific couldn't produce for itself. As a result, Point Loma Nazarene swept a season-ending doubleheader, 2-0 and 4-0.
In their final game at home, 4-year Couar pitchers Kris Franks and Michelle Coleman fired complete-game efforts to lead Azusa Pacific to a GSAC sweep of Vanguard.
Azusa Pacific added Redlands to the schedule late in the season to get some extra work, and it paid off with the Cougars winning the single game, 6-3.
Biola scored 4 runs late in the first game and then added 5 more in the second to sweep a critical GSAC doubleheader from Azusa Pacific, beating the Cougars 5-2 and 5-0
Azusa Pacific used a pair of home runs and 3 other extra-base hits to tally 18 runs and collect a GSAC sweep over Hope International.
When it needed it most, Azusa Pacific produced a key GSAC sweep, beating Vanguard, 3-2 and 6-2, to get back into race for an NAIA postseason playoff berth.
Five Seasider seniors played their final home game and were instrumental in leading BYU-Hawaii to a pair of victories over Azusa Pacific, both of which came in the final at-bat.
The NAIA's top-ranked California Baptist slugged 4 home runs on the day to account for all 9 of its runs, including the game winner in the nightcap to produced a sweep of Azusa Pacific.
Point Loma Nazarene proved why it's the NAIA's No. 6-ranked team, sweeping a GSAC doublehader at Azusa Pacific by downin the Cougars, 3-0 and 7-1.
Kris Franks registered a sterling performance, a 3-hit shutout of the NAIA's No. 11-ranked Concordia, highlighting a day of fantastic pitching that produced a split between the Azusa Pacific and Concordia.
Azusa Pacific was hungry. Hungry to play after 6 previous GSAC games were rained out. And hungry to win. So they feasted on some Royal pitching, collecting 21 hits in a 8-0 and 6-0 sweep of Hope International.
After some rough outings over the past 2 weeks, Azusa Pacific took advantage of a pair of teams just starting their 2006 campaigns, beating up Williams and Taylor for 23 runs and 2 victories at the Sun West Tournament.
Azusa Pacific took advantage of 2 late-inning errors to garner a GSAC split with Biola, beating the Eagles 3-2 before falling 8-1 in the nightcap.
The NAIA's No. 1-ranked California Baptist scored 16 unanswered runs and Sara Gofarth paved the way for a Lancer sweep of Azusa Pacific, 8-2 and 8-0.
The hard-charging Cougars continued their breakout play in a sweep of Dominican, crushing Penguin pitching for 20 runs and 26 hits.
Concordia validted its perfect start to the season with a GSAC-opening sweep of Azusa Pacific, downing the Cougars 6-2 and 4-2 in Irvine.
Azusa Pacific appeared to be headed toward a tournament sweep, leading 6-1 in the "getaway" game but the Cougars let the win get away, falling 8-7 to Notre Dame.
A year ago, the NorCal Classic was nearly washed out by rain. Foes are now asking for rain again to cool the Cougar bats after Azusa Pacific collected 27 hits in 2 victories.
Azusa Pacific awoke from a 2-week layoff by scoring 19 runs in just 12 innings of play to win its first 2 games of the NorCal Clasic, beating Southern Oregon, 10-4, and Bethany, 9-1.
After scoring 28 runs in its previous 18 innings of play, Azusa Pacific was stopped dead in its track by the heat of 2 Cal State Bakerfield pitchers, who shut out the Cougars over 13 innings to lead the Roadrunners to a sweep.
Azusa Pacific relied on new players, new coaches and new events to sweep Bethany College, 8-0 and 8-1, in the Cougars' season home opener.
Azusa Pacific scored 10 runs in its final 2 at-bats to run away for a 12-5 victory and gain a seaon-opening split with Cal State San Bernardino during a blustery day of softball.