Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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June 28 2018

Doubleheader Capped With Walkoff

The first game was a decisive win for Lafayette. Milo Beam got the scoring started early with a no-out RBI single in the 2nd, which ignited the team to a four-run inning. They followed that up with two runs in the 3rd, and another in the 5th to give them a seven-run cushion heading into the final two innings.   Joe Graziano threw an impressi... Continue Reading
June 26 2018

Blowout Win at Loeb

A good old-fashioned blowout took place at Loeb Stadium, with the Aviators winning handily over the Springfield Sliders 16-2.   Things started slow on the offensive end for the home team, who only registered one hit through the first four innings. Starting pitcher Patrick Smith delivered a solid performance with seven strikeouts, but by the ... Continue Reading
June 25 2018

Slow and Steady Pays off for the Aviators

Both teams came out swinging at the beginning of tonight’s matchup of the Aviators and the Hoots. With one run a piece at the end of the first inning, it looked to be a fast, nail biting game.   It would end up nail biting, but not fast. Both the Aviators and the Hoots shone defensively, with the Aviators’ Jarrett Hammel pitching... Continue Reading
June 25 2018

Bark in the Park Rescheduled for July 10

Bark in the Park Rescheduled for July 10 June 25, 2018 – On the heels of a string of rainouts, the Aviators are pleased to announce that Bark in the Park has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 10, when the Aviators take on the Champion City Kings. The event was previously scheduled for the Tuesday, June 19, which was postponed due to weather... Continue Reading
June 25 2018

Road Loss to the Gems

The Lafayette Aviators suffered a close loss to the Gems in Quincy, 9-8.   The Gems were on fire at the plate from the start, scoring seven runs in the first three innings and racking up 15 hits by the end of the game. The Aviators initially struggled to keep pace, but some disciplined at-bats led to a team total of 11 walks which set them u... Continue Reading
June 20 2018

Aviators Win Over Blue Sox

In yet another close battle at home, the Lafayette Aviators eked out a win over the Butler Blue Sox 5-2.   Matthew Patton walked away with player of the game honors. He doubled in the 7th inning, bringing Kam Smith home to tie the game at 2. Patton added a two-run homer in the 8th to put the home team up by a comfortable margin of three runs... Continue Reading
June 17 2018

Another Day, Another Walkoff

In their second straight nail-biter at home, the Lafayette Aviators secured another walkoff win, this time 7-6 over the Butler Blue Sox.   The home team started off slow in the Father’s Day faceoff, yielding two runs almost immediately in the first inning. They would wake up quickly, posting a score of their own in both the second and ... Continue Reading
June 16 2018

Dobos' Walkoff Wins it for Aviators

In the first extra-innings affair at Loeb this season, the Lafayette Aviators were able to escape with a 10-7 win over the visiting Hannibal Hoots thanks to a three-run walkoff homer by Kevin Dobos.   Joe Graziano pitched impressively for 5.1 innings, not allowing an opposing baserunner until the 4th inning and finishing with five strikeouts... Continue Reading
June 14 2018

Sliders Defeat Aviators

In a contest closer than the final score would indicate, the Lafayette Aviators ultimately walked away defeated, 6-2.   The Aviators started the game off sluggish, earning a 1st inning error that led to the visiting Sliders’ first run. The Sliders would increase that lead with another run in the top of the 3rd, but Lafayette responded ... Continue Reading
June 13 2018

Aviators add a Win to the Column with Victory Against Hannibal

Coming off a loss the night before, the Aviators were looking to add another win to their record. Unlike the night before, the game versus the Hoots got a slow start with neither team scoring for 3 innings.   The Aviators broke the scoreless streak with 2 runs from Jason Cryar and Matthew Patton in the top of the fourth. Once they obtained t... Continue Reading