Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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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
July 28 2019

CornBelters Shut Down Aviator Bats

Normal, IL-   The Lafayette Aviators lost to the Normal CornBelters by a score of one to four. The Aviators’ couldn’t keep their bats hot as they scored fifteen runs against Champion City on Saturday.     This was a huge game for the Aviators, who at the start of the day, were six games out of a playoff spot, with te... Continue Reading
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