Lafayette Aviators Win Prospect League Championship

Aug 14, 2017

The team's first title comes in just its second year in existence.
Credit MKE Sports & Entertainment/Prospect League

It took just two years for Lafayette's Prospect League baseball team to win a title.

The team defeated Pennsylvania’s Butler BlueSox Sunday evening 12-0, thanks in part to a couple Indiana college players.

Purdue University’s Evan Kennedy – one of only a couple players to be an Aviator in both 2016 and 2017 -- hit a two-run home run early in the game that eventually proved the decisive blow.

Butler University pitcher Sam Hubbe was credited with the win and IPFW reliever Cameron Boyd the save for the Aviators, who’d lost the first game of the three-game series, before winning two consecutive elimination games for the title.

The Aviators had to play all their home games this offseason at the home park of one of their rivals, the Kokomo Jackrabbits, because of Colt World Series baseball games being played at the team’s home park, Lafayette’s Loeb Stadium.

The ballpark is set to be redeveloped starting in 2019, offering a shiny home for a team that now has a championship trophy to display there.