Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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July 23 2018

Loss for the Home Team

The Lafayette Aviator’s 1-game home stand before a five-game road trip was a disappointing one, ending in an 8-5 loss.   The two teams kept it close for the first half of the game, with only one run scored by the end of the 4th inning. The Dans started to pick up on the offensive end around this time, registering triples in back-t... Continue Reading
July 22 2018

Long Week ends in a Clean Win

In the last 7 days the Aviators have played 9 games, winning only 2. Today in Champion City, Lafayette used the past week to fuel themselves towards a win. Today’s game began neck-in-neck, tied 1-1 through the first and second innings. In the top of the third the Aviators pulled away consistently having multiple players on base, resultin... Continue Reading
July 21 2018

Strong Stats and Strikeouts not enough for Aviators

After last night’s close loss to the Gems, the Aviators sprung into action for tonight’s rematch. Likewise, the Gems wasted no time working to defeat the Aviators. A Gems home run, due in part to force and in part to wind, created an early 3 run deficit for the Aviators. The Aviators got to work immediately in front of a season record c... Continue Reading
July 20 2018

Close Game Ends in Loss

In a tight battle at Loeb Stadium, the Lafayette Aviators could not seal the deal against the Quincy Gems, losing 9-8.   The game at first seemed as if it would go the Aviators’ way, as they began with a 3-0 lead after three innings. Through the first four innings, Quincy had only registered one hit. After the 5th inning the game had f... Continue Reading
July 19 2018

Lafayette Sweeps Kokomo Doubleheader

  The Lafayette Aviators’ second doubleheader of the week yielded drastically different results from the first one that took place on Tuesday. The Aviators came away from Thursday’s pair of games against the Kokomo Jackrabbits with two wins.   Game 1 remained relatively close throughout, but saw the home team win by four ru... Continue Reading
July 18 2018

Aviators Suffer Springfield Loss

The Lafayette Aviators lost 14-1 to the Springfield Sliders Wednesday, continuing a four-game losing streak.  The game did not go well for Lafayette from the outset, giving up four multiple-run innings. The only score for the Aviators came in the form of Kevin Raisbeck double that brought home Milo Beam In the 7th inning.   T... Continue Reading
July 17 2018

Aviators Swept in Doubleheader

The Lafayette Aviators took on the Danville Dans for a doubleheader, but were unable to come away with a win in either contest.   The first game was nearly a shutout, with Lafayette finally able to generate some offense in the 7th and final frame.   The Aviators kept the game within reach for the most part, facing only a two-run defic... Continue Reading
July 16 2018

Home Loss to Sliders

Lafayette suffered their second straight loss with a 9-7 defeat to the Springfield Sliders.   The game started well for the Aviators, as Jason Cryar got the scoring started with a two-run home run in the very 1st inning. They’d jump out to a 3-0 lead with a Matthew Patton RBI in the 3rd.   The Sliders, however, would begin their... Continue Reading
July 13 2018

Lafayette Can't Sweep Series

Lafayette’s third meeting with Champion City in two days got off to a slow start. Unfortunately, the Aviators couldn’t match when the Kings picked up the pace.   The first run of the night wasn’t scored until the top of the 4th by the visiting Kings. Starting pitcher Jacob Gilmore, along with the rest of the Aviator defense... Continue Reading
July 12 2018

Doubleheader Sweep Over Kings

Game one was a comfortable win for Lafayette, who only trailed for less than an inning early on. Champion City struck first with a 1st inning run, but the Aviators bounced back immediately with three of their own.   A couple scoreless innings went by before the Aviators would light up the scoreboard again, bringing in three runs to gain a bi... Continue Reading