Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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July 30 2016

Aviators drop 14-1 Matchup With DuPage

After a valiant effort, the Aviators were not able to keep up with the DuPage Drones, and ended up dropping a 5-1 matchup.   A steady three-four run deficit kept Aviators fans on their toes throughout the first eight innings, hopefully of a big rally. A long and eventful top of the ninth, however, left the Aviators struggling to come back af... Continue Reading
July 27 2016

Aviators Drop Close Call To Springfield

Your Aviators drop a close one tonight, ending in a 4-3 decision against the Springfield Sliders.   Despite strong offensive efforts from the Aviators including a double RBI single from Riley Benner (Saint Joseph's College) and an RBI double from John Holleran (Benedict College), the Aviators fell just short of another victory over the Sprin... Continue Reading
July 26 2016

Aviators Take 6-3 Win Over Springfield

The Aviators grab a big W tonight against the Springfield Sliders, maintaining a 6-3 decision.   Three consecutive runs were put up by your Aviators in the first, second, and third, one of which being a home run from Evan Kennedy (Purdue University) made for a smooth ride throughout the following six. The Sliders were allowed three between t... Continue Reading
July 21 2016

Aviators Take Sweep Against Blue Sox

That’s a sweep for your Aviators over the Butler Blue Sox after a 7-2 victory on the road.   Joe Murray (Loyola Marymount University)  was tonight’s player of the game after going 3-3 at the plate and singled in the fifth, eighth, and ninth innings. The Aviators relied on Evan Warden (Purdue University) to dish out six inni... Continue Reading
July 20 2016

Aviators Out Of Slump With 11-3 Victory

The Aviators finally find their way out of what seemed to be a bottomless rut, winning tonight’s matchup against the Butler Blue Sox with a 11-2 score.   Six runs in the first three innings allowed the Lafayette Aviators to put the game away early, and a two-run single by Bryce Evans (Flagler College) in the second inning helped the L... Continue Reading
July 19 2016

Aviators Drop 6-4 Decision to Champion City

Your Aviators extend their losing streak to five games as they lost in Champion City tonight, 6 to 4. Lafayette led, 4 to 1, after two innings of play, but four walks led to a four-run fourth inning for the Kings, giving them the lead for good. Ace’s Aviator of the Game was Joe Murray (Loyola Marymount) after going 2 for 5 with a run scored a... Continue Reading
July 15 2016

Aviators Take Hit From Terre Haute After All Star Break

Your Aviators got off to a slow start out of the All-Star Break tonight, losing the first of a two-game set at Terre Haute by a 4 to 1 final.  A three-run first inning off starter Brian Page (Anderson University) give the Rex a lead they never relinquished.  Ace’s Aviator of the Game was LF Bryce Evans (Flagler College) a... Continue Reading
July 9 2016

Aviators Take Highway 26 Rivalry Win

The Aviators left as the highway 26 rivalry “heavyweight champions” after a 13-4 decision against the Kokomo Jackrabbits.   A slow start and a few short singles kept the game close to even until the sixth when the Aviators really showed up at the plate and took hold of the lead, including a SAC fly from Joe Murray (Loyola Marymou... Continue Reading
July 8 2016

Series Split With Miners

By far the closest 9 innings the Aviators have been involved in, ended in an 8-7 score in favor of the West Virginia Miners.   A constantly close board left hope for the Aviators, who almost pulled off the rally in the eighth after Valente (Saint John’s University) hit a 2 RBI single, Mark Sluys (Brown University) had a SAC RBI and Ev... Continue Reading
July 7 2016

Aviators Take the Win in 5-3 Decision Over Miners

We didn’t let last night’s downfall affect our game tonight as we took the win against the West Virginia Miners ending with a 5-3 lead.   A combination of unstoppable offense and die hard defense left the Miners searching for a way out in the ninth, but couldn’t pull it off. Offensively, John Valente went 3-4, all three be... Continue Reading