Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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September 4 2019

Aviators Promote 2019 Hitting Coach, Bailey Montgomery, to Field Manager

LAFAYETTE, IN – The Lafayette Aviators have announced that 2019 Hitting Coach, Bailey Montgomery, has been promoted to Field Manager for the 2020 season. Bailey replaces Brent McNeil, who accepted a full time role as Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Purdue Fort Wayne. “We wish Brent the best of luck at Purdue Fort Wayne w... Continue Reading
August 9 2019

Aviators to Play 2020 Season at Purdue's Alexander Field

During the Lafayette Aviators’ final night at Historic Loeb Stadium, in front of a record crowd of 1,854, the team made a highly anticipated announcement as to where they will play their next season. With New Loeb Stadium set to open in 2021, the Aviators will officially play the 2020 campaign at Alexander Field, home of the ... Continue Reading
August 6 2019

Aviators Bid Farewell to Loeb

Lafayette, IN - The Lafayette Aviators (34-26) fell to the Champion City Kings (25-34) in Loeb Stadium’s final game on Tuesday night. Despite a late comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Aviators lost 12-11 in a classic Prospect League battle to end the season. The Aviators paid tribute to Loeb Stadium in style. Purdue Pete and Ace... Continue Reading
August 5 2019

Sykes Two Homer Game Pushes Aviators To Victory

Springfield, OH-   The Lafayette Aviators defeated the Champion City Kings by a score of nine to eight, in a late game thriller during their last trip to Springfield, Ohio this season.   In the penultimate game of the season, it was the Lafayette Aviators that got on the scoreboard first. Chris Monroe (Illinois-Springfield) homered in... Continue Reading
August 4 2019

Aviators Crush CornBelters

Thee Lafayette Aviators defeated the Normal CornBelters by a score of fourteen to four, in the Aviators penultimate game at Loeb Stadium.   The Aviators were once again led by strong starting pitching, with Jason DeCicco (Eastern Illinois) taking the mound for the Fly Boys. DeCicco went five innings, striking out five while only giving up th... Continue Reading
August 3 2019

Aviators Decimate Dans

The Lafayette Aviators defeated the Danville Dans by a score of twenty to six, winning their fourth game in their last five tries. The night got started with the game ball being delieved via skydiver, and the game that followed was just as exciting.     The slugfest got started in the top of the first inning, when the Dans struck for t... Continue Reading
August 2 2019

Aviators Split in Danville

Danville, IL - The Lafayette Aviators (31-25) split a doubleheader with their East Division rival Danville Dans (37-19) on Friday night in Danville. Game 1 The first four innings were scoreless between Lafayette and Danville. The Aviators starter Bryce Grossius (Southeast Missouri State) controlled the high-powered Dans order through the first ha... Continue Reading
August 1 2019

Fly Boys Sweep Kings

Lafayette, IN - The Lafayette Aviators (30-24) outpaced the Champion City Kings (23-31) 11-6 on Thursday at Loeb despite being out-hit 14-8 in the game. On Wednesday night, Chris Monroe (Illinois-Springfield) set a new Aviators single-season hits record. On Thursday night, Monroe led off the scoring with a two-run home run to opposite field. The d... Continue Reading
July 31 2019

Aviators Hang on vs Kings

Lafayette, IN - The Lafayette Aviators (29-24) held on at Loeb Stadium to beat the Champion City Kings (23-30) 13-12. The Aviators belted four homers in the game, but Champion City scored in seven different innings to keep things interesting. The Aviators jumped on top early. Trey Sweeney (Eastern Illinois) wasted no time in the first inning and l... Continue Reading
July 30 2019

Aviators Win in Shootout

Lafayette, IN - The Lafayette Aviators (28-24) swept the West Virginia Miners (18-35) on Tuesday at Loeb Stadium. Both of the games of the doubleheader were shortened to seven innings. Game 1 Despite an early run from West Virginia in the top of the first inning, the Aviators got off to a hot start with Matt Phipps’ (Western Kentucky) hot b... Continue Reading