Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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July 27 2019

Fly Boys Out-Slug Kings

Springfield, OH - The Lafayette Aviators (26-23) used their power to outpace the Champion City Kings (23-26) on Saturday night in Springfield Champion City opened the scoring in the first inning with two singles and a hit-by-pitch, but the Aviators responded in the third. After Trey Sweeney (Eastern Illinois) walked and Zach Schwartzenberger (Tole... Continue Reading
July 26 2019

Aviators Shut Out Cornbelters

Lafayette, IN - The Lafayette Aviators (25-23) shut out the Normal Cornbelters (16-31) on Friday night at Loeb Stadium, and cruised to a 5-0 victory. Bryce Grossius (Southwest Missouri State) started well on the hill for Lafayette and induced ground balls on the six of the first nine Normal outs. The Aviator defense backed Grossius with stellar pl... Continue Reading
July 25 2019

Aviators Fall to Shrimp

Lafayette, IN - The Lafayette Aviators (24-23) fell to the DuPage Pistol Shrimp (26-17) in nine innings at Loeb Stadium on Thursday night. Bryce Konitzer (Illinois State) looked good on the mound to start for Lafayette, but his defense didn’t help him out much. Two errors allowed three unearned runs to come across for DuPage and take an earl... Continue Reading
July 21 2019

Aviators Drop One Before All-Star Break

Beckley, WV-   The Lafayette Aviators ended their road trip, dropping a game to the West Virginia Miners by a score of seven to eight.   The Miners opened up the scoring in the bottom of the second inning, scoring three runs on Aviators’ starting pitcher Tyler Kissinger. (Purdue-Fort Wayne) That would end Kissinger’s day, ... Continue Reading
July 20 2019

Three in a Row for Aviators

Springfield, OH- The Lafayette Aviators (24-21) hung on to beat the Champion City Kings (22-23) in Springfield on Saturday night by a score of 15-8. The Aviators faced a scare in the bottom of the first inning, but the Lafayette starter Jason Bollman (Danville Area) was up to the challenge. With two outs and the bases loaded, Bollman struck out Ma... Continue Reading
July 19 2019

Aviators Double Up On Wins During Doubleheader

Springfield, OH-   The Lafayette Aviators won both games of their doubleheader agains the Champion City Kings. The hot Aviator bats propelled them to a six to two win in game one and a thirteen to seven win in game two.   Game one got off to a slow start, with neither team scoring for the first three innings. The Aviators were the fir... Continue Reading
July 17 2019

Aviators Fall Short In Comeback Effort

Springfield, OH-   The Lafayette Aviators lost to the Champion City Kings by a score of nine to ten, in a dramatic game, where an Aviators’ comeback fell just short.   The Aviators struck first in the top of the first with a three-run home run from catcher Matt Phipps. (Western Kentucky) It was Phipps’ first home run of th... Continue Reading
July 16 2019

Five Aviators Named 2019 Prospect League All-Stars

For Immediate Release Contact: Zach Chartrand zachc@lafayettebaseball.comOffice: (765) 464-6810 The Lafayette Aviators are proud to announce that five of their players have been selected to the Prospect League All-Star Game. Braedon Blackford (Illinois State), Chris Monroe (Illinois-Springfield), Trey Sweeney (Eastern Illinois), Justin Foy (W... Continue Reading
July 14 2019

Aviators Stop Skid

Lafayette, IN-   The Lafayette Aviators ended a four-game skid, beating the Chillicothe Paints by a score twelve to ten.     After losing the previous two games against the Paints and seven out of the last ten games, the Aviators were in desperate need of a win. The scoring opened up in the top of the first, with the potent Pain... Continue Reading
July 13 2019

Rally Falls Short for Aviators

Lafayette, IN- The Lafayette Aviators (20-20) fell to the Chillicothe Paints (26-14) in front of a crowd of over a thousand patrons on Saturday night. Nathaniel Tate (East Tennessee) started the game on the hill for Lafayette and found a groove early. Tate began the game by striking out the first two Paints he faced and then finished the frame by ... Continue Reading