Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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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
July 6 2016

Aviators Drop a Close One Against Drones

The Aviators drop another close one tonight, ending the game trailing the DuPage Drones 4-2.   After impressive field work from either side, including a triple play that ended the eighth just as quickly as it started. Brian Page (1-2) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just six innings, walked three, struck out six, and allowed four r... Continue Reading
July 4 2016

Double Header Split With Terre Haute

A close call for the Aviators ended in a devastating loss in a 6-5 decision in the eighth.   A big fifth inning gave new hope to your Aviators after they pulled in four and tied it up. After letting two slip from the Rex in the eighth, it came down to Joe Murray (Loyola Marymount University) after a score came in, two outs were made, and ba... Continue Reading
July 2 2016

Aviators Find New Hope in Comeback Over Dans

Two Danville miscues lead to two unearned runs as Lafayette snaps their two-game losing streak tonight, winning by a 2 to 1 score. Ace’s Aviator of the Game was two-way player Evan Warden (Purdue) as he both earned the win (4‑1, 7.2 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 BB) with eight strikeouts from the hill and stroked a double while batting in the five spot. &... Continue Reading
July 1 2016

Aviators Drop 11-5 Decision against Dans

An offensive domination by the Danville Dans left your Aviators unable to recuperate and ended in a dropped 11-5 decision.   The fourth brought with it one of the best displays of heroism to date when Mark Sluys (Brown University) slung in three after a home run over center. Strong at bats by the Dans left your Aviators in search of a big c... Continue Reading