Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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June 18 2016

Aviators Face Defeat After Attempted Two Out Rally

Your Aviators took a tough hit tonight, dropping the decision against the Chillicothe Paints 6-4.   After blanking five consecutive frames, the Aviators tried for a two out rally in the ninth, leaving bases loaded after a backwards K from Riley Benner (Saint Joseph’s University), the attempted rally was no match for the extreme side-a... Continue Reading
June 17 2016

Aviators Fall in 10-8 Decision Against Chillicothe Paints

Another close game for the Aviators left fans sweating until the last half inning of the match up with the Chillicothe Paints. Ultimately The Paints took the close victory, but neither team was willing to go down without a fight.   Three runs were walked in for the Aviators leaving only five earned, this helping their lead throughout the fir... Continue Reading
June 16 2016

Aviators Take Win In Extras

After previously splitting a two game series with the Champion City Kings, the Aviators pulled a win from a game which remained tied or within a one-run deficit throughout its entirety and dragged into extras with the continuing 8 run tie game, ending with a score of 9-8 in the twelfth.   The Aviators and Kings fought furiously throughout t... Continue Reading
June 15 2016

Aviators Surpass Sliders 3-1

After a tough few games, the Aviators attempted to gain some momentum against season-long opponent, Springfield Sliders, and took a 3-1 win.   The Sliders held an early 1-0 lead against the Aviators, but were drawn when it came to having a pair of ones on the board between the fourth and seventh innings. The Aviators shot ahead in the eight... Continue Reading
June 10 2016

Aviators Fall, Split Series with Danville Dans

A great start and a previous win against the Danville Dans lead to a falling out on the Aviators’ behalf as they end their second game against the Dans trailing 9-2, splitting a spaced-out two game series. After tying up at one in the top of the first, the Aviators squeezed in one more in the top of the fourth before powerful at bats from t... Continue Reading
June 9 2016

Aviators Take Defeat in Series Against BlueSox

The Aviators trailed 13-5 in their second game against the Butler BlueSox, ending the series with an 0-2 defeat. The visiting score continued to rise as the home team kept a stagnant zero until the seventh when three RBI singles started a big rally for the Aviators. BlueSox pitcher Jack Herzing (Penn State-Behrend) walked the bases loaded with no ... Continue Reading
June 8 2016

Aviators Trail in First of Two Game Series

The first matchup of a two game series with the Butler Blue Sox left the Aviators a little dizzied after the Blue Sox racked up a total of 10 runs, 6 of which were unanswered by the Aviators. Seven pitching changes throughout the game were meant to bring relief to the Aviators’ defense, but the field simply could not keep up with 15 hard hit... Continue Reading
June 7 2016

Aviators Take Win From Prospect League Founding Team

The Aviators took on a new rival tonight, a founding team of the Prospect League, the Danville Dans. After a couple days off, the Aviators took a big win with a 9-0 score. Walter Talcott (Earlham College) worked seven whole innings for the Aviators, allowed three hits, no walks and struck out eight. The Aviators soared offensively in the fifth sco... Continue Reading
June 7 2016

Aviators Weekly Recap

Your Lafayette Aviators reach the Prospect League’s first Monday off this year with a record of 4-5, two games back of the East Division lead.  The squad opened the season with a 3-2 road trip to West Virginia and Champion City, then won their inaugural home game at Loeb Stadium, beating the DuPage Drones, 7 to 5, on Wednesday.  How... Continue Reading
June 6 2016

Aviators fall to Jackrabbits 6-3

Your Aviators dropped the first game of the HWY 26 Rivalry in Kokomo, losing 6 to 3 to the Jackrabbits at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.  A three run rally with two out in the 4th proved decisive in sealing Lafayette’s fate.  Ace’s Aviator of the Game was 3B-SS John Valente (St. Johns), going 2 for 4 with a run scored in his Lafaye... Continue Reading