Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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July 9 2019

Kings Outlast Aviators

Springfield, OH-   The Lafayette Aviators continued their mid-season slump with a four to five loss to the Champion City Kings     The Kings struck first with catcher Jacob Freeland (Faulkner) hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the first. They then followed up in the bottom of the second with a RBI double from Aaron Hughes... Continue Reading
July 7 2019

Aviators Drop Twin Bill

Terre Haute, IN- The Aviators (19-16) dropped a pair of games to the Terre Haute Rex (18-17) at Bob Warn Field on Sunday. The Rex took game one 8-6 and game two by a score of 9-6. Game 1 The Terre Haute starter Kaleb Huxford struggled to find the strike zone in the first inning and walked the bases loaded for Braedon Blackford (Illinois State). B... Continue Reading
July 6 2019

Shortened Game Drops Aviators

Terre Haute, IN- The Lafayette Aviators (19-15) lost to the Terre Haute Rex (17-17) in a seven-inning game on Saturday night. Saturday was supposed to be a doubleheader but game two was postponed due to lightening. Terre Haute jumped on Lafayette with a solitary run in the third inning from a ground ball to score Justin Jenkins from third. The Avi... Continue Reading
July 5 2019

Aviators Conquer Corn Crib

Normal, IL-   The Lafayette Aviators defeated the Normal CornBelters in their first matchup at The Corn Crib, by a score of seven to five.   The CornBelters jumped out to an early lead, scoring each of the first two innings. The Aviators then responded with a Kollyn All (Butler) RBI single to bring the Aviators within one. The CornBel... Continue Reading
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