Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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July 4 2019

Aviators Win with Fireworks in Fifth

DuPage, IL- On an overcast 4th of July afternoon in Illinois, the Lafayette Aviators (18-13) bested the DuPage Pistol Shrimp (16-14) by a score of 8-4. The Aviators struck first in the top of the third inning. After Zach Heeke (Central Michigan) drew a walk, Zach Schwartzenberger (Toledo) hit him around with his second double of the season. A coup... Continue Reading
July 3 2019

Aviators Stumble on Shrimp

DuPage, IL- The Lafayette Aviators (17-13) fell to the DuPage Pistol Shrimp (16-13) on Wednesday in Illinois. The Aviators took an early lead in the top of the third inning. Miles Simington (Purdue) grounded a ball to the right side of the infield to score Zach Schwartzenberger (Toledo) who had reached base on a walk. The play marked Simington&rsq... Continue Reading
July 2 2019

Sliders Slip By Aviators

Lafayette, IN-   The Lafayette Aviators lost to the Springfield Sliders by a score of elven to three. The Aviators were trying to win their third straight game after a rough patch in late June.   The Aviators got out to a slow start, which hasn’t been uncommon this season, with the Sliders scoring four runs within the first thre... Continue Reading
July 1 2019

Strong Arms Guide Aviators

Lafayette, IN- The Lafayette Aviators (17-11) took the first game of a two-game series against the Springfield Sliders (8-18) by a final score of 5-1. On the mound for Lafayette, Alex Dorethy (Western Illinois) got off to a bit of a rocky start but recovered nicely. Dorethy limited Springfield to just two hits and one run through the first five in... Continue Reading
June 30 2019

Newcomers Shine in Aviators Walk-off

Lafayette, IN- The Lafayette Aviators (16-11) got some revenge on the Danville Dans (18-7) on Sunday afternoon to the tune of 10-9 in extra innings. The Aviators gained a game back on Danville in the Prospect League’s East Division and are now three games behind the first place Dans. It was a long first inning at Loeb. Starting pitching for ... Continue Reading
June 29 2019

Dans Stump Aviators Again

Lafayette IN-   The  Lafayette Aviators lost to first place Danville Dans for the fourth straight time, and the second time in two days, by a score of fourteen to seven.   After both teams failed to score in the first inning, The Dans exploded in the top of the second, scoring seven runs. The Dans were consistent for the rest of ... Continue Reading
June 28 2019

Dans Defeat Aviators

Danville, IL-   The Lafayette Aviators fell to the Danville Dans by a score of eleven to four, dropping their third straight game against Danville.   Danville got out to early one run lead in the bottom of the first, but the Aviators responded, scoring in the top of the second with a Matt Phipps (Western Kentucky) RBI triple that drov... Continue Reading
June 27 2019

Mackey and Aviators Crush Cornbelters

Lafayette, IN- The Lafayette Aviators (16-9) took care of business at home on Thursday against the Normal Cornbelters (10-15) with a 12-4 win. The first ever meeting between the Aviators and Cornbelters ended in dramatic fashion on Tuesday with a Matt Mackey (Eastern Illinois) walk-off homerun. Thursday’s rematch started in favor of Lafayett... Continue Reading
June 26 2019

Aviators Fall in Danville

Danville, IL- The Lafayette Aviators (14-9) fell to the Danville Dans (16-5) by a score of 8-2 on Wednesday night in Danville. The Aviators fell to three games back of Danville in the Eastern Division. Lafayette scored first, and the run was manufactured by none other than Chris Monroe (Illinois Springfield). With runners on second and third, Monr... Continue Reading
June 25 2019

Aviators Husk CornBelters

Lafayette, IN-   The Lafayette Aviators walked off against the Normal CornBelters to get a much needed win in late June.     The CornBelters got out to a hot start, when Ty Roseberry (Nebraska) hit a three-run home run in the top of the first inning to put the Aviators down early once again. The Aviators would respond in the bot... Continue Reading