Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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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
June 3 2016

Aviators Fall 3-7 Against Springfield Sliders

A dead zero score at the end of the first was just a precursor to the extreme competition that was present in the following eight innings between the Lafayette Aviators and Springfield Sliders. A close board throughout the game lead to a 3-7 score and ended in a defeat for the Aviators; leaving their at-home record 1-1. Riley Benner (Saint Joseph... Continue Reading
June 1 2016

Aviators Win Home Opener 7-5

To start the inaugural season at Loeb Stadium, the opening ceremony of Lafayette Aviators baseball  began with a helicopter-delivery of the game ball and City of Lafayette Mayor, Tony Roswarski , ceremonial first pitches thrown by Camryn Bough, Matt Wagner, and Lafayette baseball legend Paul “Spider” Fields, the Aviators ... Continue Reading
May 31 2016

Series Split with Champion City Kings

Today the Aviators split their first series with the Champion City Kings, leaving their current record 3-2. As this is the first year for the Aviators, a winning record going into the home opener could mean nothing but success in the future. After holding a strong lead of 4-2 in the first through fourth innings, the Kings began their comeback with... Continue Reading
May 30 2016

Being on the Road Shows No Obstacle for the Aviators

The Aviators took on a new rival today after winning their three-game series with the West Virginia Miners. After a now 3-1 winning record, the game on the road against the Champion City Kings has proven to be less than an obstacle with a 10-2 winning score. The Aviators had a slow start, scoring one in the first and staying quiet until the s... Continue Reading
May 29 2016

First Series Won In Extras Against West Virginia Miners

After ten full innings of play, the Aviators managed to soar over the West Virginia Miners with an ending score of 4-5, taking the series after winning two out of three games. In the first inning the Aviators brought in their first two batters, Aaron Bence (Murray State University) and John Holleran (Benedict College) after both were walked to fir... Continue Reading