Lafayette Aviators Headlines

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August 2 2018

Last Home Game Ends in Loss

The Lafayette Aviators could not end their home season in style, losing their final home game of the year to the Kokomo Jackrabbits, 11-3.   The inter-state rivals felt each other out for two innings before Kokomo struck up two runs in the 3rd inning, including a solo home run. They’d add another two before Lafayette was able to answer... Continue Reading
August 1 2018

Aviators Give Up Homers, Lose

The Lafayette Aviators took a big loss to the Danville Dans at home Wednesday, 10-3.   Lafayette scored early for once, notching the night’s first run in the 1st inning via Kam Smith double. The score held at 1-0 for five full innings as starting pitcher Connor Schultz played a solid game, striking out six batters and giving up just on... Continue Reading
July 31 2018

Incredible Game earns Aviators a Win

The Aviators played the type of game that every team loves to play against the Springfield Sliders. In the first inning, the Aviators saw 2 home runs courtesy of Kam Smith and Bryce Ball. Three RBI led the Aviators to a 5-0 lead before Trevor Pittman could start the night on the mound.   The Sliders tried to build a comeback in the fourth i... Continue Reading
July 30 2018

Jackrabbits Spoil Aviators' Return Home

The Lafayette Aviators, in their first home game in a week, lost to the Kokomo Jackrabbits Monday 5-3.   To open the evening, Kokomo registered three runs in the first two innings. The pace of the game’s scoring then slowed for a while with three consecutive scoreless innings for both sides.   A Bryce Ball RBI got the Aviators t... Continue Reading
July 27 2018

Nail Biter ends in Aviators Victory

The Aviators and the West Virginia Miners spent the whole night back and forth in a nail-biter of a game. Both teams got on the board in the first inning and continuously scored throughout the game.   The Aviators took a 4-2 lead in the second, only to lose it in the third. They regained the lead in the fifth, and it was under a 3 run ga... Continue Reading
July 23 2018

Loss for the Home Team

The Lafayette Aviator’s 1-game home stand before a five-game road trip was a disappointing one, ending in an 8-5 loss.   The two teams kept it close for the first half of the game, with only one run scored by the end of the 4th inning. The Dans started to pick up on the offensive end around this time, registering triples in back-t... Continue Reading
July 22 2018

Long Week ends in a Clean Win

In the last 7 days the Aviators have played 9 games, winning only 2. Today in Champion City, Lafayette used the past week to fuel themselves towards a win. Today’s game began neck-in-neck, tied 1-1 through the first and second innings. In the top of the third the Aviators pulled away consistently having multiple players on base, resultin... Continue Reading
July 21 2018

Strong Stats and Strikeouts not enough for Aviators

After last night’s close loss to the Gems, the Aviators sprung into action for tonight’s rematch. Likewise, the Gems wasted no time working to defeat the Aviators. A Gems home run, due in part to force and in part to wind, created an early 3 run deficit for the Aviators. The Aviators got to work immediately in front of a season record c... Continue Reading
July 20 2018

Close Game Ends in Loss

In a tight battle at Loeb Stadium, the Lafayette Aviators could not seal the deal against the Quincy Gems, losing 9-8.   The game at first seemed as if it would go the Aviators’ way, as they began with a 3-0 lead after three innings. Through the first four innings, Quincy had only registered one hit. After the 5th inning the game had f... Continue Reading
July 19 2018

Lafayette Sweeps Kokomo Doubleheader

  The Lafayette Aviators’ second doubleheader of the week yielded drastically different results from the first one that took place on Tuesday. The Aviators came away from Thursday’s pair of games against the Kokomo Jackrabbits with two wins.   Game 1 remained relatively close throughout, but saw the home team win by four ru... Continue Reading