Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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August 4 2019

Aviators Crush CornBelters

Thee Lafayette Aviators defeated the Normal CornBelters by a score of fourteen to four, in the Aviators penultimate game at Loeb Stadium.   The Aviators were once again led by strong starting pitching, with Jason DeCicco (Eastern Illinois) taking the mound for the Fly Boys. DeCicco went five innings, striking out five while only giving up th... Continue Reading
August 3 2019

Aviators Decimate Dans

The Lafayette Aviators defeated the Danville Dans by a score of twenty to six, winning their fourth game in their last five tries. The night got started with the game ball being delieved via skydiver, and the game that followed was just as exciting.     The slugfest got started in the top of the first inning, when the Dans struck for t... Continue Reading
August 2 2019

Aviators Split in Danville

Danville, IL - The Lafayette Aviators (31-25) split a doubleheader with their East Division rival Danville Dans (37-19) on Friday night in Danville. Game 1 The first four innings were scoreless between Lafayette and Danville. The Aviators starter Bryce Grossius (Southeast Missouri State) controlled the high-powered Dans order through the first ha... Continue Reading
August 1 2019

Fly Boys Sweep Kings

Lafayette, IN - The Lafayette Aviators (30-24) outpaced the Champion City Kings (23-31) 11-6 on Thursday at Loeb despite being out-hit 14-8 in the game. On Wednesday night, Chris Monroe (Illinois-Springfield) set a new Aviators single-season hits record. On Thursday night, Monroe led off the scoring with a two-run home run to opposite field. The d... Continue Reading
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