Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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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
June 30 2016

Aviators Drop Heartbreaker Against Jackrabbits

Your Aviators drop a heartbreaker 8-7 decision tonight against the Kokomo Jackrabbits, leaving us trailing 3-1 in the rivalry games.   A seemingly secured lead after a double RBI from Bryce Evans (Flagler College) in the fourth left Aviators fans compelled watch the remainder of a game that continued to get closer and closer after each offen... Continue Reading
June 29 2016

A New Win Streak Continues For Aviators in Rivalry Game

A big win for your Lafayette Aviators tonight against the Kokomo Jackrabbits, this 5-3 decision gives the Aviators a spot when it comes to the rivalry games which now stand 2-1 Jackrabbits.   We ended the first half-season in franchise history winning nine of the last ten games, but ending one half-game shy of West Virginia for the Eastern D... Continue Reading